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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.  



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.

Sebastian Wogenstein

New Interim Director of the Center for Judaic Studies is Announced

The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life extends a warm welcome to our newly appointed Interim Director, Professor Sebastian Wogenstein!  <Learn more>

Dr. Yossi Chajes

Dr. Yossi Chajes to Present on Kabbalistic Diagrams and the Visualization of the Divine

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 on kabbalistic diagrams for our Faculty Colloquium Series on October 16 at 12:00 pm in room 162 at the Dodd Research Center.  All are invited, and a kosher lunch will be served. Attending counts toward sophomore honors credit. <Learn more> 


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Yiddish Tish Meeting Dates for Fall 2017 

The first meeting of the Center's Yiddish Tish discussion group of the Fall semester will be from 1:00 - 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 27, 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> 


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