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Professor David Shneer , Director and Jamie Polliard, Assistant Director.
Professor David Shneer , Director and Jamie Polliard, Assistant Director.

CU Jewish Studies Program Grants First Degrees

If you will it, it is no dream.”  Theodore Herzl

Professor David Shneer , Director and Jamie Polliard, Assistant Director.

Professor David Shneer, Director of the Program in Jewish Studies, invoked Herzl’s famous quote as he presided over the Program’s inaugural degree granting ceremony in the Board Room of Old Main on the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus today.

He recounted the four-year journey of the program from certificate to major, and thanked everyone who had made it possible, from the students to the faculty to the family and community that supported him and the program over the years.

Certificates in Jewish Studies were granted to: Corey Rachel Jaffe and Emilia H. Levin (Winter, 2011); Ren Thomas Scherling, Zachary Joseph Siegel, Evan Francine Taksar, Veronica Lee Victor and Meghan Elizabeth Zibby.

2012 Majors in Jewish Studies: Rachel Ariella Allen, Carly Richelle Coons and Irene Deborah Skupsky.

2012 Minors in Jewish Studies: David Alexander Feldman, Miraim Arielle Olin and Rebecca Jo Tosenberg.

From left to right Evan Taksar (certificate in Jewish Studies) Becky Rosenberg (Minor in Jewish Studies) Carly Coons (Major in Jewish Studies) Stephanie Echer (2012 Graduate and Intern in Jewish Studies for BCAP) Irene Skupsky (Major in Jewish Studies) Rachel Allen (Major in Jewish Studies)

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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