Announcements

  • MODI to Perform Comedy Show at Mandell JCC 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 (335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT). One of the comedy circuit’s most sought-after performers, Modi has been featured on […]
    Posted on June 9, 2017
  • May 2017 E-News Released
    The May 2017 e-news has been released! Click the cover to find information on upcoming programming, fall courses, and news from the Center.
    Posted on May 2, 2017
  • Annual Award for Excellence in Judaic Studies Announced
    Congratulations to Corey Frate who received the Sylvia and Leo Dashefsky Prize for Excellence in Judaic Studies in recognition of his academic achievements in Judaic Studies as well as the exemplary engagement he has shown in the classroom.  The award was presented at the annual Literatures, Cultures, and Languages Achievement Awards ceremony. Mazel Tov!
    Posted on May 1, 2017
  • 2017 Israel Academic Travel Award Winners Announced
    The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Israel Academic Travel Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Center for Judaic Studies, Global Affairs, and the Middle East Studies program.  Each student was awarded $1500 to defray the cost of their summer academic travel to Israel. […]
    Posted on May 1, 2017
  • Professor Arnold Dashefsky Interviewed by Connecticut Jewish Ledger
    Founding director of the Center for Judaic Studies, Professor Arnold Dashefsky, was recently interviewed by the Connecticut Jewish Ledger. Professor Dashefsky spoke about the recent release of the American Jewish Year Book, which he co-edits along with Professor Ira Sheskin of the University of Miami. He discussed the Pew Research Center’s findings on Orthodox Jewry, which were reprinted in […]
    Posted on May 1, 2017
  • May 7: Writer-in-Residence Joan Seliger Sidney Participates in Poetry Rocks
    Sun. May 7, 2:00 pm: Center for Judaic Studies Writer-in-Residence Joan Seliger Sidney will be participating in Poetry Rocks!, a quarterly poetry series at Arts Center East in Vernon (709 Hartford Turnpike). For more information, visit Arts Center East.  Joan Seliger Sidney is the author of Bereft and Blessed, Body of Diminishing Motion: Poems and a Memoir (an Eric […]
    Posted on April 25, 2017
  • May 3: Professor Roden to Discuss Latest Book for English Department’s Book Talk
    Judaic Studies affiliated faculty member Professor Frederick Roden will be discussing his latest book, Recovering Jewishness: Modern Identities Reclaimed (Praeger 2016) at a Book Talk sponsored by the UConn English Department.  The event takes place on May 3, at 1:30 pm, in the Stern Room, Austin Hall. Also presenting at the Book Talk will be […]
    Posted on April 25, 2017
  • April 2017 E-News Released
    The April 2017 e-news has been released! Click the cover to find information on upcoming programming, fall courses, and student interviews. 
    Posted on April 6, 2017
  • The Power of Poetry: April 15, 2017
    Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life Writer-in-Residence Joan Seliger Sidney will be participating in a poetry reading on April 15, 2017, at 4:30 pm at Metro Cafe in Hartford. The reading supports multiple sclerosis patients, and funds raised at the event will support the Mandell Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Saint Francis Hospital in […]
    Posted on March 31, 2017
  • Call for Applications: 2018 Fulbright Awards
    The Fulbright Program is calling for applications for the three following grants: Senior Scholar, Senior Specialist and Post-Doctoral Fellow. Senior Scholar: Granted to members of academic staff, senior professionals, or accomplished artists or writers for visits to Israeli institutions of higher education to be carried out during the 2018/2019 academic year. The visiting fellows’ programs […]
    Posted on March 30, 2017
  • New Fall Course Offering! Anthropology of Jewish Cultures
    James Barnett Professor of Humanistic Anthropology Richard Sosis will be teaching a new course this fall entitled Anthropology of Jewish Cultures. The course is being developed by Professor Sosis and Assistant Professor and Director of the Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights Sarah Willen, recent awardees of the course development grant offered by […]
    Posted on March 22, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards
    The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards, made possible by funding from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation of Portland, Oregon. These awards recognize and promote outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies and honor scholars whose work embodies the best in the field: rigorous research, theoretical sophistication, […]
    Posted on March 21, 2017
  • Dov Waxman on “Trouble in the Tribe”
    Dov Waxman, professor of political science, international affairs and Israel studies at Northeastern University presented “Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel” on March 9. Professor Waxman discussed three changes that caused a shift in American Jews becoming more critical of Israeli politics: Israeli political ideals shifting to the right, the Arab-Israeli […]
    Posted on March 17, 2017
  • Internship Opportunity in Poland
    The Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland is calling for 2017 interns. The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, to celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, and to present Jewish history from a new perspective. The objectives of the Museum are to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions typically associated […]
    Posted on March 16, 2017
  • UConn Winter in Israel: Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship
    Spend your winter intersession studying in Israel, one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial countries in the world. Earn 1 credit for BADM 4893 Meet with business, scientific and academic leaders in Israel Visit high-tech enterprises, venture capital investors, technology accelerators, academic institutions and government offices Experience many of Israel’s historic sites, float in the […]
    Posted on March 7, 2017
  • Brown University: Revisiting the Questions of Jewish Origins
    The Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University will host a conference entitled “Revisiting the Question of Jewish Origins: Myth/Construct/Reality” on March 20-21, 2017 at The Faculty Club, One Magee Street, Providence, Rhode Island. The Jews have one of the longest continuously recorded histories of any people in the world, but what do we actually […]
    Posted on March 7, 2017
  • Study Abroad Opportunity in Germany
    The Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST) is offering a study abroad program that contains several elements of interest to students pursuing Judaic Studies, including a variety of courses dedicated to Jewish history, art and politics, Holocaust survivor speakers,  and important resources such as the Jewish Museum, the Centrum Judaicum and memorial sites. The program […]
    Posted on March 3, 2017
  • Faculty Book Release: American Jewish Year Book 2016, co-Edited by UConn Professor Arnold Dashefsky
    American Jewish Year Book 2016  Includes Pew Study that Finds Commonalities between Orthodox Jewry and Evangelical Protestants The 2016 volume of the American Jewish Year Book, co-edited by Professor Arnold Dashefsky of the University of Connecticut and Professor Ira Sheskin of the University of Miami, has been recently published by Springer. The publication is supported by the […]
    Posted on March 2, 2017