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Find fall courses that fit your schedule and fulfill the content areas you're missing! Course topics in Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS) include Jewish Humor, the Black Death, Modern Jewish Thought, Literature and Civilization of the Jewish People, and the Jewish Middle Ages. Hebrew language courses are also available. <Learn more>
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Storrs CampusClass of '47 - Babbidge Library
Dr. Robert E. Meditz will present "The Dialectic of the Holy: Paul Tillich's Idea of Judaism within the History of Religion" for the Center for Judaic Studies Faculty Colloquium Series.
When renowned philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich came into conflict with the Nazi regime, he emigrated to the United States, eventually receiving an appointment at Harvard Divinity School. Tillich was an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism both before and after the Holocaust.
Dr. Meditz will discuss his recently published work and examine the way Paul Tillich's positive theology of Judaism contrasted sharply with the many complex, negative ways in which Judaism was portrayed in Western thought.
If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Aaron Rosman at 860-486-2271 by September 6, 2017.
Monday, September 18th, 2017
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
OtherMandell JCC, West Hartford
Modi Rosenfeld, voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter and BackStage, will be performing on Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm, at the Gilman Theater, Mandell Jewish Community Center (335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT).
Tickets are $10. Attendance is free for students.
This event is sponsored in part by the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.
For more information visit: http://judaicstudies.uconn.edu/?p=7489
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
The Politics of Jewish Emancipation 1780-1918, with Dr. David Sorkin, Professor of Modern Jewish History at Yale University
Monday, October 16th, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Storrs Campusrm 162, Dodd Research Center
Dr. Yossi Chajes, Associate Professor in the Department of Jewish History at the University of Haifa and Director of its Center for the Study of Jewish Cultures, will be presenting "From the Spheres to the Sefirot: Kabbalistic Diagrams and the Visualization of the Divine" for the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life Faculty Colloquium Series on October 16. The colloquium will be held at 12:00 pm in room 162 at the Dodd Research Center. All are invited, and a kosher lunch will be served.
Attending this event counts toward sophomore honors credit.
For more information: http://judaicstudies.uconn.edu/?p=6040
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
The 2017 Annual Louis J. Kuriansky Conference: The Legacy of Justice Louis Brandeis and Why He Matters Today, with Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School and President & CEO of the National Constitution Center.
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusStuden Union Ballroom
This inaugural symposium will launch UConnâs Abrahamic Programs in the Middle East/North Africa Region. The symposium will encourage and foster intellectual exchanges and presentation among participants.
On Monday, April 24, guest speaker Trinity College Professor Samuel D. Kassow presented on a hidden archive found in the Warsaw Ghetto for our annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust. Photo courtesy of Akshara Thejaswi/The Daily Campus. <Click here for The Daily Campus article>