Scholarships and Awards

Through the generosity of our donors and the overall support of BCLA, the Jewish Studies Program is able to offer diverse courses, specialized programming, competitive opportunities, and life-changing travel experiences. We are especially grateful to the 1939 Society, the Atol Foundation, and the Lumer Family for their generosity in supporting our minors' academic excellence and furthering the importance of Holocaust commemoration and remembrance.

The Jewish Studies program believes that students from any background who seek challenges and strive to lead others should be rewarded for their hard work. Any student enrolled in a Jewish Studies course is eligible to apply for funding to support their research endeavors, creative projects, and course travel. The program also reserves special funding for Jewish Studies minors, especially those who demonstrate academic excellence.

Joe Lumer Family Fellowship

A significant facet of our work is in Holocaust education, thanks to the generosity of the Lumer Family. The Lumer Fellowship Award is granted to one Jewish Studies minor per year who demonstrates academic excellence in order to pursue a research project that relates to Holocaust studies and Jewish identity.

From generation to generation: L’dor v’dor. 

Check out our previous Lumer Fellows, their projects, and their post-graduate work below.

Maya Ben Yair '17

Maya Ben Yair reflects on her film, 'Maydeleh and the Prisoner', and her identity as an Israeli international student.

Sarah Markowitz '18

Sarah Markowitz discusses her research and current advocacy in combating Antisemitism.

Alexandria Bader '19

Alex Bader reflects on her screenplay about Zina, a young woman who fought in the Belarusian resistance.

Gabrielle Engerman '20

Gabby Engerman talks about her travel and moving to Israel.

Rachel Kaftan '21

Rachel Kaftan shares her process of crafting her one-woman show “Boy Vey”.

Supporting Jewish Studies

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