Jewish University for a Day (JU) is an annual event at Stony Brook University that brings together leading authors, academics, rabbis, public figures, journalists and others in a day-long series of mini-courses and presentations centered around Jewish themes. The event, hosted by Stony Brook Hillel, is now entering its 12th year and will be back in person for the first time since 2019. JU will be hosted on Sunday, April 23.
Highlights from this year’s program include lectures by David Kertzer from Brown University on the uncovering the secrets of the Vatican and the Holocaust; Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a leading Jewish feminist and social activist, on her new book Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy; and a special interactive Jews and Bluegrass session featuring the musical stylings of Taylor and Alison Ackley.
Hillel is excited to host this year’s JU in the university’s newly refurbished Student Union, which also serves as the home of the Gloria and Mark Snyder Hillel Center. Proceeds from the event directly support Jewish life on campus.