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First she joined the inaugural class at Stern College for Women. “We were the first class; we were guinea pigs!” she remembers. In 1958 she graduated from there as a valedictorian with her B.A. in psychology and Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E.). Then, she enrolled in Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies for her master’s in Jewish history. She was a Teaching Fellow at Stern when Dr. Bernard Lander, the dean of Revel at the time, mentioned something that surprised her.
Marking an outstanding achievement in academia, Graduate School of Jewish Studies Associate Professor Dr. Natalia Aleksiun has earned three research fellowships for the current academic year at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York and the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv, Ukraine.
Maya Balakirsky Katz, PhD, is Professor of Art History at the Lander College for Women of Touro College and on the faculty of Touro’s Graduate School of Jewish Studies. She earned her master’s and doctorate in art history at Bryn Mawr College. She is editor of Revising Dreyfus (Brill Press, 2013), co-editor of Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, and the author of The Visual Culture of Chabad (Cambridge University Press, 2010); her book Drawing the Iron Curtain: Jews and the Golden Age of Soviet Animation is forthcoming with Rutgers University Press. In this interview, we spoke to Professor Balakirsky Katz about her undergraduate experience at Touro, her inspiration and motivation to write, and why she’d love to gossip with Valentina Brumberg.
Veteran educator Rabbi Dr. Shmuel (Stuart) Klammer, who earned his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, is currently an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies and Lander College for Men. Previously the principal of The Hebrew Academy of Long Beach and The Maimonides School, he currently serves as Head of School at Shulamith in Brooklyn. His GSJS alumni have earned successful placements in schools such as HAFTR, DRS, Darchei Noam, Lander College for Men, and more; and in shuls all over the country from Philadelphia to Queens, Los Angeles to Monsey.