Announcements

  • Screening of The Radical Jew on November 14, 2017
    Documentary film-maker Noam Osband will be presenting a screening of his award-winning short film, The Radical Jew, on Tuesday, November 14, from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. The screening will be held in Video Theater 2 at the Homer Babbidge Library. Learn more and watch a trailer on Noam's website. If you require an accommodation […]
    Posted on September 12, 2017
  • Guy Mendilow Ensemble to Perform 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!   […]
    Posted on September 8, 2017
  • August 2017 E-News Released
    The August 2017 e-news has been released! Click the cover to find information on upcoming programming, fall courses, and news from the Center.
    Posted on August 31, 2017
  • Alumni Spotlight – Pamela Weathers – Celebrating 10 Years with the Center
    Ten years ago, in the fall of 2007, my husband, 2-year-old daughter, and I moved across the Connecticut River to be nearer Storrs campus.  I was about to begin the master’s program in Judaic Studies at UConn where I hoped to pursue a PhD.  At the time, I was fascinated with the Second Temple and […]
    Posted on August 25, 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
  • 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