Julianne H. Miller
Director, Abbe Center for Jewish Life and Hillel Adviser
Julianne Miller comes to the Abbe Center for Jewish Life and HWS Hillel with a deep background in Jewish education and Jewish communal service. She is a Past President and the former Director of Education at Temple Beth-El in Geneva and has also taught at Hillel Community Day School in Rochester, NY, The Frisch School (a modern Orthodox Jewish Day School) in Paramus, NJ, and the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School in Rochester, NY. In addition to her service at Temple Beth-El, she has also served on the Rochester Jewish Educator’s Council and the Board of Trustees of Hillel Community Day School. She earned an M.A. in American History from Brown University and an A.B. (summa cum laude) in History from Princeton University.
“Our goal at the Abbe Center and HWS Hillel is to help students create the Jewish life that they envision for themselves here on campus and deepening their connection to Judaism.”
“There’s a Hebrew phrase, tikkun olam, which means ‘repairing the world.’ The belief in our responsibility to care for others is shared by the entire interfaith community, and I look forward to working with other campus organizations with these shared values on new programming and projects.”
Professor of Religious Studies
Professor Dobkowski is the coordinator of the Holocaust Studies minor as well as the HWS organizer for the yearly “March for Remembrance and Hope,” a week-long European excursion that teaches students the dangers of intolerance through the study of the Holocaust. Dobkowski is an expert in terrorism and genocide and has written “The Tarnished Dream: The Basis of American Anti-Semitism,” “The Politics of Indifference: Documentary History of Holocaust Victims in America,” “Jewish American Voluntary Organizations,” and co-authored “Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear States & Terrorism.” Read more about Professor Dobkowski’s work.
Rabbi Dr. Ann Landowne
Rabbi Ann Landowne was ordained on Mother’s Day 2011 at Hebrew Union College -Jewish Institute of Religion at Temple Emanu – El in New York, completing five years of rabbinical studies and a sixth year as a Mandel Rabbinical – Education Fellow. She received Master of Arts degrees in both Hebrew Literature and Religious Education, and graduated from Brandeis University in 1975 and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1979. Since ordination, Rabbi Landowne has served at Temple Beth El in Dubuque, Iowa, as their rabbi and educator, and as a consultation – liaison psychiatrist at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York. She has consulted to the New Rochelle School System and has taught at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, where she completed a non – clinical program in psychoanalysis.
“I love the atmosphere, the diversity of the campus, and the enthusiasm of students embarking on life journeys while I am embarking on one of my own.”