Current Recipients

Undergraduate Recipients

2020-2021 Recipients

Hannah O’Koon '22, NEJS, "Memory and Survival in Holocaust-Era Cookbooks”
Leah Trachtenberg '21, NEJS & WGS, "Bunnies and Nachasim: Jews in Playboy Magazine"
Elias Trout '21, History, "Justice and Justification: The Rhetoric of Holocaust Restitution Cases and the Framing of American Moral Authority on the Global Stage"
Andie Watson '21, HSSP & WGS, "Jewish Lesbian Activism and Pastoral Care during the AIDS Crisis"

Micro-Grants for Social Justice

2020-2021 Recipients and Projects

Aviva Davis ’21A monthly reading group featuring material by Jews of color and about the experiences of Jews of color, also featuring speakers who identify as Jews of color.

Benjamin Hersch (Hornstein/Heller MA/MBA)Hornstein Program community conversations discussing readings from the book, "The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity," by Eric L. Goldstein, as well as other collected readings from Baldwin and Hooks on Jews and African Americans (and their intersections).

Bella Cameron ’23A 5-person Zoom speaker series of diversity leaders in Jewish life, including Sandra Lawson, a rabbi of color in the Reconstructionist movement; Jonathan Branfman, a scholar on issues of race and anti-Semitism; and Tema Smith, a Jewish diversity advocate and Black Lives Matter Activist, among other Jewish writers, thinkers, and activists.

Feigele Lechtchiner ’23Pop up events for Bridges, a student-run organization that aims to create a space for Black and Jewish students to engage in dialogue, community building, and the practice of restorative justice

Parker Thompson ’23A research project on the vernacular photographic record among Southern African American families in the late 19th and early 20th century

Graduate Recipients

Maham Ayaz

"Development of Citizenship and Nationality in Israel, in Law and Society"

Yair Bar Zuri

"Micha Yosef Berdiczewsky, Yosef Chaim Brenner and Aharon David Gordon"

Benjamin Steiner

"Ketubot of the Bevis Marks Synagogue"