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Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins - Book Launch and Panel

Join us for a book launch and panel discussion with Sarah S. Willen, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UConn, on October 17 [Learn more]

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Fall 2019 Yiddish Tish Luncheon Discussion Group Meeting Dates

This semester's meeting dates for the Yiddish Tish Luncheon Discussion group will be on Sept. 25 (12:00 - 1:00 pm), Oct. 30 (1:00-2:00 pm), and Nov. 13 (1:00-2:00 pm) in Dodd 162. [Learn more]

The History of the Jewish Community in Rhodes, Greece: A Commemoration Event

On October 13, the Paideia Center Storrs, together with the Center for Judaic Studies, will host a commemoration event at UConn Storrs. [Learn more]

Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 25 Yiddish Tish Luncheon Discussion12:00pm
  2. Oct 13 Commemoration of the Jewish Community in Rhodes, Greece1:00pm
  3. Oct 17 Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins - Book launch and panel discussion4:00pm
  4. Oct 30 Yiddish Tish Luncheon Discussion1:00pm
  5. Nov 5 Interview of Roland Tec, filmmaker and son of Holocaust survivor and scholar Dr. Nechama Tec 5:30pm
  6. Nov 12 Fear and loathing in our discourse: Dangerous Speech, division, and what to do about it 12:30pm


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]