AJE Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus on March 15, 2016


Welcome to the latest installment of “American Jewish Experience Around the Web,” in which we curate for you some of the most compelling items we’ve discovered online lately that address American Jewish Experience (AJE).

  • Austin has been in the news lately as the site of the annual SXSW confab. Hadassah magazine’s recent “Jewish Traveler” feature, on the Texas capital, written by Helen Lippman, thus seems especially well timed.
  • In New Jersey, the Princeton Art Museum celebrated the opening of “By Dawn’s Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War” last month. The Forward‘s Talya Zax was there.
  • A bit to the south, the Jewish Museum of Maryland has just opened “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America.” (And you can visit into next year–the exhibit closes in January 2017.)
  • With summer just a few short months away, you may appreciate some preliminary findings on “Hebrew Infusion at American Jewish Summer Camps” (by Sarah Bunin Benor on the CASJE site).
  • And speaking of Hebrew in America: Dara Horn has recently wondered why don’t more American Jews learn Hebrew? (via the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington).

Hope that you enjoy these links!