Alumni Events

We welcome all Bloustein alumni to join us for lectures, panel discussions, happy hours, and other special events. Events that may be of interest to alumni will appear in the calendar below.

April 1, 2020
  • POSTPONED: Building Safe Sacred Spaces: Personal and Architectural Perspectives
    Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: April 1, 2020 - 6:30 PM

    Location: Rutgers Hillel, 70 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ,

    The Ruth Ellen Steinman and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial Lecture

    Synagogues, churches, and other places of spiritual worship have traditionally been welcoming, open spaces. At their best, these communal institutions offered shelter, food, and emotional support to both members and those passing through. The recent violent attacks in synagogues and churches, while statistically rare, have nevertheless challenged us to grapple with the conflicting values of openness and security. How can we create a welcoming space that is safe? How do we insure that we do not fall into the trap of fearing the other? Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of Tree of Life synagogue will reflect on his mission to make his community and the world “stronger than hate” by stopping the spread of “h-speech” in order to restore civil discourse in society. Esther Sperber (AIA) will present a number of synagogue projects built by her firm Studio ST Architects over the last decade and discuss the ways in which they have incorporated excellent design with spiritual, sustainable, and secure components.

    Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, a New Jersey native and Rutgers alumnus, graduated from the Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and received rabbinic ordination from Mesivta Adad Wolkowisk. He was appointed rabbi of Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue in 2017.

    Esther Sperber, the Jerusalem-born founder of Studio ST Architects in New York, studied architecture at the Technion in Haifa and Columbia University. Her projects include residential apartments, community centers, and synagogues, in which she strives to combine excellent design with spiritual and sustainable components. A member of AIA, she writes and lectures about architecture, psychoanalysis, and culture.

    Co-sponsored with the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

    Free and open to the public. RSVP is REQUIRED and ticket must be presented at the door. A limited number of general admission tickets will be made available on a rolling basis.

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April 3, 2020
  • POSTPONED Trenton Policy Series Lecture: Homelessness and Medicaid in New Jersey
    Starts: 10:00 AM | Ends: April 3, 2020 - 11:30 AM

    Location: Committee Room 16, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ,

    Joel C. Cantor, Sc.D., expert in New Jersey health policy and prominent policy scholar,discusses findings and policy implications from an examination of health services utilization and spending among New Jersey’s Medicaid-enrolled homeless adults. Presented by the Bloustein School and the New Jersey Legislature Office of Legislative Services.

April 25, 2020
  • CANCELLED Rutgers Day
    Starts: 10:00 AM | Ends: April 25, 2020 - 4:00 PM