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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UConn Students support Muslims after Paris terrorists attacks

Center for Judaic Studies to Co-Sponsor Panel Discussion on Defending Space

A panel discussion on the future of interdisciplinary spaces in a Trump administration entitled “Defending Space: Race/Ethnic Studies, Gender/Sexuality Studies, and Human Rights in Uncertain Times” will be held in the Dodd Research Center’s Konover Auditorium on December 5 from 3:00-5:00pm. The panel will bring together leaders and faculty of interdisciplinary units devoted to social justice at UConn and will engage the audience in dialogue. <Read more>


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Missed Comedian Jesse Appell? Watch His Presentation Here!

Up-and-coming comedian Jesse Appell visited UConn on November 16 as part of his college circuit tour. He discussed his experiences of being a Jewish-American comedian living in China and the ways humor can transcend culture by tapping into commonalities people share.



Bob Dylan

Center Director Jeffrey Shoulson Reflects on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, to the surprise of many, was awarded to the singer-songwriter Bob Dylan for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Center Director Jeffrey Shoulson was recently featured on Trash Flow Radio, a radio program in Cincinnati, to discuss the implications of, and fallout over, the Swedish Academy’s decision to award the prize to Dylan.  <Read more>


Upcoming Events

film screening of the Rescuers

Daily Campus Features Holocaust Documentary Screening

Award-winning director Michael King and Executive Producer Joyce Mandell were on hand to discuss and answer questions at the November 9 screening of their acclaimed Holocaust documentary The Rescuers.  (Photo: Yuwei Zhao) <Full story in the Daily Campus.>

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