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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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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!


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.

Spring 2018 HEJS

Spring 2018 Courses in Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS) Announced

Spring 2018 course topics in Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS) include Jewish Magic, The Holocaust in Print, Theater, and Film, Ethiopian Jews in Ethiopia and Israel, and Selected Books of the Hebrew Bible. For students interested in Hellenistic Judaism, Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction is offered under CAMS. Biblical and Modern Hebrew language courses are also available.  <Learn more>

Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Guy Mendilow Ensemble to Perform at Charter Oak Cultural Center November 16

On November 16, 2017, at 7:00 pm, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, in partnership with Charter Oak Cultural Center, brings the Guy Mendilow Ensemble to Hartford to perform The Forgotten Kingdom. As part of the Center's Scholarship and the Arts initiative, this performance is made free and open to the public!  <Learn more>



Denial: Film Screening and Discussion 

On November 8, in remembrance of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass when Nazis attacked German Jews and their property, UConn's Center for Judaic Studies will present a film screening of the award-winning film Denial. Guest speaker and Kristallnacht survivor Hans Laufer will provide remarks and answer questions prior to the film screening.  The event takes place in Video Theater 2 of the Babbidge Library from 4:00-6:30 pm. 


Upcoming Events

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Yiddish Tish Meeting Dates for Fall 2017 

The next meeting of the Center's Yiddish Tish discussion group of the Fall semester will be from 1:00 - 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 25, in room 104 of the Dodd Research Center.  Our Yiddish Tish meets monthly to read and converse in Yiddish. New members at all levels are always welcome!  <Learn more>