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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-08-23

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Varian Fry, an American who res-
cued Jews from Vichy France.
Among those he helped escape was
artist Marc Chagall.
Last year, 85 students took
courses in Hebrew language and 67
enrolled in a course on Judaism.
Each time Dr. Stauter-Halsted
teaches her course on the Holocaust,
it draws 50-60 students. She is one
of the organizers of the program's
annual conference on the Holocaust
for high school teachers and is plan-
ning a tour to Eastern Europe.
"We have high school teachers
who want to see the death camps,
and I speak Polish and know the
camps and the countryside," she

communal service and research.
Jason Miller is studying for rab-
binic ordination in the Rabbinical

Graduate Achievements

School of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America in New York
City. He is pursuing a master's
degree in Jewish education from the
Seminary's William Davidson

An increasing number of graduates
of MSU's Jewish Studies program
have gone on to careers in Jewish

Graduate School of Jewish
Another recent graduate, Angela
White, received a five-
year scholarship to
Indiana University at
Bloomington, where
she hopes to earn a
Ph.D. in Polish Jewish
Jennifer Epstein
Rule, a 1990 MSU
graduate, is a geriatric
social worker at the
Harriett and Ben Teitel
Jewish Apartments in
Oak Park and teaches
at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek's
Hebrew High School
in West Bloomfield.
An undergraduate sociology
major at MSU, she also received a
certificate in Jewish Studies.
After graduation, she worked as

Thanks to the increase
in donations, MSU has
been able to hire two
new Jewish Studies
faculty members.

program director at MSU's Hillel
campus organization and as assistant
director of the Hillel program at the
University of Chicago before
enrolling in the Sol Drachler
Program in Jewish Communal
Leadership at the University of
Michigan School of Social Work.
Rule especially remembers the
"Jewish Women Writers" course she
took at MSU with Dr. Joyce •
"She's a phenomenal professor,"
Rule says. "There weren't any profes-
sors specifically in the Jewish Studies
Thematic Program, which is what it
was called when I went there. She
was chair of the Women's Studies
department, and it was a course I'll
never forget."
Rule says she's kept in touch with
MSU. "My husband and I just went
to Saugatuck, and I made him go by
East Lansing and look at the new
Hillel building." El



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