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Guide to the Graduate School Records, Academic Departments and Schools, American Jewish University Archives (Institutional Records)
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Box 15

Series: 5.2:
Graduate School 1947-1974

Physical Description: 2 Folders
Related Materials: For materials on classes, schedules and faculty, see Schedules and Bulletins of General Information (Box 1).

Related Materials: For materials on the Graduate School of Judaica (1971-), see Box 15.

Related Materials: For materials on the David Lieber School of Graduate Studies (1979-), see Box 17.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains materials related to the Graduate School or Graduate School of Jewish Studies (1947-1974).
Variant Name: Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: In the Fall of 1947, the University of Judaism opened its Graduate School, which was formed by sessions held by Jacob Kohn at Sinai Temple for young rabbis. At the invitation of Dr. Louis Finkelstein, Dr. Jacob Kohn was named Dean of the Graduate School from 1947-1968. Early degrees offered included Master/Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Doctor of Jewish Theology, Master/Doctor of Religious Education, Doctor of Philosophy, and Master/Doctor of Fine Arts. In the 70s, the school offered advanced degrees in Bible, Jewish History, History and Philosophy of Religion, Modern Hebrew Literature, Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Studies and Teaching. In 1978/1979, the Graduate School became the David Lieber School of Graduate Studies.
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15, folder 6

A.  Course Schedules and Offerings 1947-1974

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15, folder 6

B.  Registration Reports 1970-1973

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15, folder 7

C.  Correspondence 1952-1974

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Students and Faculty. Includes letter regarding visiting Professor, Leo Strauss, a Home Study Course in Talmud with Simon Greenberg, and a letter from Registrar Ellior Dorff regarding graduate programs.
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15, folder 7

D.  Promotional Materials approximately 1974

Scope and Content Note

Includes a pamphlet for the Graduate School.
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15, folder 7

E.  Faculty Forum/ Faculty Lecture Series 1962-1964

Scope and Content Note

Includes a pamphlet for the Faculty Forum (1962-1963), an annual series of 10 public lectures presented by the graduate faculty of the University. Speakers include Stephen S. Kayser (Visual Values in Judaism), Simon Greenberg (Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me), David Aronson (Man and His Potentialities), Jacob Kohn (The Synagogue in Western Culture), David Winston (Medical Ethics and Rabbinic Thought), Max Helfman (A Symphony of Ten Million), Samuel Dinin (Jewish Education and Your Child), David Lieber (Ethics of Biblical Culture), Rabbi Saul White (The Jew as Outsider), and Louis Shub (Jewish Social Image and the Contemporary Jewish Novel). Also includes a pamphlet for The Faculty Lecture Series (1963-1964) which included David Lieber (God and Man in Contemporary Jewish Theology), Jacob Kohn (Comrades in the March into the Interior), David Aronson (The Jew in Time and Space), Samuel Dinin (The Quest for Identification), David Winston (The Meeting of Hellenism and Hebraism), David Gross (The Zohar, the Book of Divine Light and Mystery), Moshe Perlmann (The Medieval Muslim-Jewish Controversy), Max Vorspan (The Face of the American Jewish Community), Louis Shub (The World of Modern Israel), Dan Almagor (The Theatre in Israel), Wolf Leslau (The World of the Falashas), and Morris Liebman (Jewish Wit and Humor).
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15, folder 7

F.  Proposals 1974-01

Scope and Content Note

Includes "A Proposal for the Development of a Master of Arts in Teaching Program".
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15, folder 7

G.  News Clippings 1961-09-22

Scope and Content Note

Includes a newspaper clipping titled "UCLA Professors Join Faculty of University of Judaism" regarding Wolf Leslau, Jonas Greenfield, and Arnold Band.