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. View full event listings.
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Registration for Fall 2018 courses is underway! Many HEJS courses fulfill content area requirements. Fall course topics include the Jewish Middle Ages; Jewish Humor; Modern Jewish Thought; the Holocaust in Print, Theater, and Film; Black Death: Medieval Responses to Catastrophe; and the Bible. Biblical and modern Hebrew language courses are also available. [View Course Dates and Times]
On April 26, at 7:00 pm, Dr. Susannah Heschel will present "Human Dignity in Judaism." In this talk, Heschel explores the themes of human rights and dignity within Jewish religious texts and how they relate to the modern human experience. The event takes place at Charter Oak Cultural Center (21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford) and is free and open to the public. [Learn more].
Come enjoy an evening of dance with Shamel Pitts, one of the most revered performers in the Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company! Shamel will speak about his experiences in Israel, then lead an interactive dance workshop in Gaga, the movement language developed by Batsheva choreographer Ohad Naharin. The event takes place on April 20 at 6:00 PM at UConn Hillel (54 N. Eagleville Road, Storrs). [Learn more]
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusDodd Research Center Room 104
On Wednesday, April 25, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, the Yiddish Tish luncheon discussion group, led by Professor Arnold Dashefsky, will meet in the Dodd Research Center, room 104.
The Yiddish Tish luncheon discussion group is a small, intimate gathering of members from the community and campus who meet monthly to read and speak Yiddish.
These sessions are open to any and all faculty, staff, students, and community members.
All reading and speaking levels are welcome.
Please bring a bag lunch, and we will provide dessert and drinks!
The Yiddish Tish is a program of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn.
If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at email@example.com or 860-486-2271.
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Downtown HartfordCharter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford
Dr. Susannah Heschel will present "Human Dignity in Judaism" on April 26, 7:00pm, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center (21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford).
The event is made possible by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture in Judaic Studies, Charter Oak Cultural Center, UConn Hartford, the Humanities Institute, and the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.
Susannah Heschel is the chair of the Jewish Studies Program and Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award, and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press).
Heschel has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Frankfurt and Cape Town as well as Princeton, and she is the recipient of numerous grants, including from the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, and a yearlong Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center. In 2011-12 she held a fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She has received four honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada, and Germany. Currently she is a Guggenheim Fellow and is writing a book on the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam. In 2015 she was elected a member of the American Society for the Study of Religion.
If you need an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-486-2271.