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The Fall 2021 classes at the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life are online! Find a class that suits your interests and schedule. We will be glad to welcome new and continuing students alike!

Heschel Shared Legacies


March 18 @ 7:30 p.m.

Prof. Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth) in conversation with Prof. Avinoam Patt on Blacks, Jews, and Black Jews at the Hartford Jewish Film Festival

More information and registration for this special event you can finde [here]

Schaechter FlyerTuesday, April 20 @ 5:30 p.m.

We are hosting a conversation with Arun Schaechter Viswanath, the Yiddish translator of "Harry Potter Un Der Filosofisher Steyn," published in 2020.

Register [here]!


Upcoming Events

  1. Oct 6 The Eduardo Halfon Mini-Symposium3:00pm
  2. Oct 7 The Eduardo Halfon Mini-Symposium12:00pm


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]