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Discover the Legacy of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe during and after the Holocaust with Professor Sam Kassow in a Five Week Mini Course! Starting January 25. Find the details of the program [here].




Watch our November 11 Jewish Humor event!

HaYehudim Ba'im - The Jewish Humor Lecture, or: The YidLife Crisis

Meet Natalie Marcus and Asaf Beizer, the creators of one of Israel's best sketch comedy TV shows!

Click on the image above or visit our [Recap Page] to watch this and other events.

Einbinder Plagues 2020

November 18 @ 7pm

Professor Susan Einbinder on Plague & Prayer - Jewish Responses to the Great Italian Plague

Join us for this timely review of plagues in the Jewish tradition.

Go to [Events] to learn more and register for this special event!

Upcoming Events

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ALEPH: A New Community-Wide Jewish Learning Initiative

Mandell JCC and UConn Judaic Studies renew "ALEPH: The Institute of Jewish Ideas," for a second year of community learning. Under the timely theme "On Jews, Judaism, and the Pursuit of Social Justice," members and organizations are invited to a dive into Jewish history and sources. [Learn more about ALEPH]