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October 26, November 9, and November 19

Virtual Holocaust Educators Workshop 2020

With Liz Devine, Tracy Wilson, Deena Grant, Jonathan Elukin, Avinoam Patt, and Amy Weiss

Co-sponsored by the UConn Center for Judaic Studies, the UHart Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, Dodd Human Rights Impact, and Hero.

Learn more go to [Events] or click [HERE]!





November 11 @ 11:30am

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!

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

10-15 Panel Head Shots


Available for Watching: Virtual Program on Anti-Black Racism and Antisemitism in America | October 15, 2020

With Lewis Gordon, Jane Gordon, Jonathan Judaken, and Kal Alston

Co-sponsored by the ALEPH, by the UConn Philosophy Dept., Africana Studies, and El Instituto.

Click [Here] to watch the video or go to our [Recap Page]!

Upcoming Events

  1. Nov 18 Is The Jew The Paragon Of The Victim? From History To Non-Memory12:15pm


ALEPH: A New Community-Wide Jewish Learning Initiative

Mandell JCC and UConn Judaic Studies launch "ALEPH: The Institute of Jewish Ideas," a new community learning program. Under this year's theme "Home and Exile," members and organizations are invited to a dive into Jewish history and sources. [Learn more about ALEPH]