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Jewish Plays Project

Jewish Plays Project at Charter Oak Cultural Center February 22

Be part of the international search for the best unpublished Jewish plays by attending "The Jewish Play Writing Contest: Hartford" on Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford! [Learn more]

A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture

Professor Shachar Pinsker (Michigan) to Present Faculty Colloquium 

On Monday, February 26, at 12:30 pm, Professor Shachar Pinsker will present "A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture" for our Faculty Colloquium series. The talk will be held in Oak Hall 236. A complimentary kosher lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP: 

Pinchas Giller

Dr. Pinchas Giller to Discuss the Changing Face of Kabbalah Research

On Monday, March 5, at 12:30 pm, Dr. Pinchas Giller will present "The Changing Face of Kabbalah Research" for the Center for Judaic Studies Faculty Colloquium series. The talk will be held in the Heritage Room on the 4th floor of Babbidge Library. A kosher lunch will be served. Please register to attend.

Upcoming Events

Susan Einbinder

Professor Susan Einbinder Awarded Visiting Faculty Fellowships

Professor Susan Einbinder (Literatures, Cultures and Languages / Hebrew and Judaic Studies) will be Hirschfeld Visiting Professor at Brown University during the spring semester 2019 and Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, during the fall semester 2019. She will also be a visiting scholar at Haifa University's Center for Mediterranean History for a month in the winter 2018/19. Congratulations on being awarded these prestigious visiting faculty fellowships!