Selected Theses and Essays


Mendel Weintraub

Sanctification (Screenplay)

Dovid Greenfield, a 19-year-old Orthodox Jewish man, comes to terms with his sexuality in the wake of a family wedding, and major developments in the American gay rights movement in the summer of 2015.


Abby Berkower

"Kainan na! (Time to Eat)"

Kevin Costa

"An Ocean Wide Enough"

Tafara Gava

"The Philosophers Widow"

Nicole Zador

"The Family Myth"


Rebecca Kahn

“Daughter Of”

My Senior Creative Writing Honors Project was a collection of poetry about my ever-shifting self-identity as a female Jewish American navigating anti-Semitism, familial and personal relationships, and the experience of leaving home. I have lovingly called it a “self portrait” of my life as a college student looking back on the most formative years of my life to date. 


Dylan Hoffman

"Sweet Oklahoma Water and Other Stories" 

A collection of stories about how our childhood shape us, and whether we can transcend those limits to discover new identities.