Carolyn Manosevitz, the first Carpenter Professor of Jewish Studies at Wake Forest Divinity School, will speak about the Holocaust and art on Oct. 2. The program will begin at 11 a.m. in Davis Chapel. It is free and open to the public.
Manosevitz will teach a new course, “Spirituality and the Holocaust,” at the Divinity School in February and March.
The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation of Philadelphia gave the Divinity School a $100,000 grant to support the Jewish Studies professorship for three years. It will bring established Jewish theologians and scholars to the Wake Forest Divinity School to teach one semester for each of three academic years. They will teach two courses per semester. One course will be for Wake Forest students, and one will be open to the community. The professors will also serve as resources to local synagogues and churches.
Divinity School Dean Bill J. Leonard said the new position will enhance the master of divinity program and “extend interfaith dialogue in the university.”
The Carpenter Foundation grant will support the professorship for three years while the Divinity School raises money to endow the position permanently.
The Divinity School already has partially endowed professorships in biblical studies and homiletics.
The Divinity School will graduate its first class in the spring of 2002. The school currently has 47 full-time students, and 25 additional students are expected to enroll this fall.