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Colleagues, Friends, Family Honor Jeremy Zwelling

Jeremy Zwelling, director of Jewish and Israel Studies Certificate Program, associate professor of religion, is retiring from Wesleyan after 43 years.

Zwelling came to Wesleyan’s Religion Department to teach a range of courses in Jewish studies in 1967. He established Wesleyan’s Program in Israel Studies, and helped create Wesleyan’s Certificate Program in Jewish and Israel Studies.

Zwelling received a bachelor’s degree in religion from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Hebrew literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He received a M.A. and a Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University.

At Wesleyan, Zwelling taught Introduction to Religion, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, Religion and Story, Judaism and Story, Judaism, Religion and Film, Psychology and Religion and Performing Jewish Studies.

Colleagues, family and friends honored Zwelling during a retirement celebration May 2 in Beckham Hall. Photos of the event are below:

At left, Ron Cameron, professor of religion, congratulates Jeremy Zwelling, director of Jewish and Israel Studies Certificate Program, associate professor of religion, on his retirement from Wesleyan during a ceremony May 2 in Beckham Hall. Zwelling taught classes on Judaism, Jewish studies and religion for 43 years.