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Center for the Study of Judaism and Jewish Culture

The Stone Lectureship in Judaism

The Stone Lectureship in Judaism was established in 1983 by family and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Alex B. Stone. The purpose of the endowment is to provide a yearly lecture and an expanded program in Judaic studies at Augustana College.

Geifman Endowment in Judaica

The Geifman Endowment in Judaica was established in 1992 by late Rock Island residents Gerry and Morris M. Geifman. Through their generosity, Augustana College offers a juried student competition titled "A Response to the Holocaust" and co-sponsors a yearly guest lecture in Judaic Studies and Culture.

Funded by the endowment, Augustana's Tredway Library maintains a large, growing collection of materials related to Jewish culture and the Holocaust. In cooperation with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, the Geifman fund supports the yearly Yom Hashoah observation by sponsoring the service's guest speaker on campus.

Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies

Supported by the Geifman Endowment, the Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies is an annual student competition with an award of up to $500. Submissions may include essays, research papers, poetry, drama, film, artwork, musical composition, or other creative expression. Faculty members on the Geifman Endowment Committee serve as adjudicators.

Past winners of the Geifman Prize

All submissions are due by 5 p.m.  April 18, 2016, and must be submitted by using the application form below.

Application form

For more information, contact Dr. Janina Ehrlich, music department.

Center for the Study of Judaism and Jewish Culture committee

Janina Ehrlich (chair), professor of music
Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, professor of art
David Ellis, associate professor of history
Doug Parvin, associate professor of philosophy
Chris Strunk, associate professor of geography
Stephen Wilson, visiting fellow instructor of religion
Mike Wolf, professor of geology