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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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Professor Miller


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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Hebrew and Judaic Studies Courses Fall 2017

Fall Courses in Hebrew and Judaic Studies

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>

MODI Rosenfeld

MODI to Perform Comedy Show September 18

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<Learn more> 


Chesterfield, CT, mikveh

Professor Stuart Miller Discusses Excavation 

On Sunday, June 11, Academic Director Professor Stuart Miller spoke on his excavation of a rare mikveh discovered in Chesterfield, CT, in 2012 for the 125th anniversary celebration of the New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society. <Learn more> 


Upcoming Events

Convocation in Konover Auditorium

Daily Campus Features Academic Convocation on the Holocaust 

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>