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The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life sponsors a number of event series designed to support both scholarship and the arts. Our events are always free and open to the public!
Each month, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life sponsors a Faculty Colloquium showcasing the work of a scholar in Judaic Studies. The informal gathering provides an opportunity for scholars to present and discuss their current research projects. The discussions are open to all, and a kosher lunch is served.
The Yiddish Tish luncheon discussion, established in 1982 by founding Director Arnold Dashefsky, convenes monthly to speak and read in Yiddish. The group welcomes new members of any speaking levels!
The Fierberg Lecture in Judaic Studies sponsors the annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust. Guest speakers have included award-winning director Vassilis Loules and renowned Holocaust expert Berel Lang.
Our recently established Judaic Studies Road Show provides lectures from UConn’s world-class faculty on a wide variety of topics in Judaic Studies to synagogues, JCCs, high schools, libraries, and other community institutions across the state of Connecticut.
Additionally, we have forged a partnership with Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford to collaborate on cultural and educational events. This relationship extends our capacity to support, sustain, and foster Jewish culture and the arts beyond the campus.
In the spirit of our mission to provide support and enrichment, we also collaborate with many departments and centers across the University to fund various lectures and projects of mutual interest.