Enrichment through the sponsorship of several programming initiatives is the goal of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.  View our event calendar, and stay up-to-date on all of our programming. Learn about the many lecture series and cultural events we have to offer on a wide range of topics!  Our events are always free and open to the public.  

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Expand your knowledge in the literatures and cultures of the Jewish people by taking a few courses, or become an expert in the field by pursuing the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, or Doctorate in Judaic Studies at UConn. Discover opportunities in study abroad, funding, and other available resources.  Learn about our faculty and alumni. Find out what Hebrew and Judaic Studies has to offer you!

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Dodd Center


The Center’s mission is to advance research and scholarship in the field of Judaic Studies by providing resources and information to faculty and students.  Learn about the latest funding opportunities sponsored by the Center.  Find information on conferences, seminars, fellowships, and grants.  Discover resources for teaching and research.  Stay updated on the publications of our faculty.

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Judaic Studies faculty meet and greet

Judaic Studies Faculty Meet and Greet to be held on  March 7 from 3-5 PM

The Judaic studies faculty invite all interested students to a Meet and Greet on March 7 from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Student Union, room 303. Enjoy some free pizza and learn about what classes Judaic studies has to offer! Meet the faculty and find out about the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn. <Learn more>

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Professor Dov Waxman to Present “Trouble in the Tribe” on March 9, 2017

On March 9 at 7:00 pm, in the Konover Auditorium at the Dodd Research Center, Dov Waxman, professor of political science, international affairs, and Israel studies at Northeastern University will present “Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel.” The event is free and open to the public! Professor Waxman will be available after the presentation for a book signing. <Learn More>


Klezmer Ensemble to Perform "Farewell to the Homeland: Polyn"

As part of our Scholarship and the Arts initiative, Adrianne Greenbaum and her klezmer ensemble FleytMuzik will perform “Farewell to the Homeland: Polyn” at Charter Oak Cultural Center (21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT) on March 23 at 7:00 pm.  <Learn More> 


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The Center for Judaic Studies at UConn Issues Statement in Response to Executive Order on Immigration

In response to the recent executive order on immigration, the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life has shared a statement, signed by many of the Center's affiliated faculty. <Continue reading> 

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