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Spring 2018 HEJS

Spring 2018 Courses in Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS) Announced

Spring 2018 course topics in Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS) include Jewish Magic, The Holocaust in Print, Theater, and Film, Ethiopian Jews in Ethiopia and Israel, and Selected Books of the Hebrew Bible. For students interested in Hellenistic Judaism, Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction is offered under CAMS. Biblical and Modern Hebrew language courses are also available.  <Learn more>

Arthur Abramson

Remembering Professor Arthur Abramson

It is with great sadness that the Center shares the news of the passing of Dr. Arthur Abramson, Professor emeritus of Linguistics. Arthur had been an active and distinguished member of our Judaic Studies community. He served on the Center’s Executive Board for many years and contributed significantly to establishing Judaic Studies at UConn in the 1970s. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, December 21, at 1pm at Beth Sholom Cemetery in Manchester. [Continue reading]


Bruce Stave

Remembering Professor Bruce Stave

It is with great sadness that the Center shares news of the passing of Dr. Bruce Stave, Emeritus Professor and a former Head of the History Department, who passed away Saturday morning, December 2, from complications of congestive heart failure. Bruce had been an active and distinguished member of our Judaic Studies community and a generous supporter of our Center.  [Continue reading]


Upcoming Events

Arnold Dashefsky

Celebration Honors Dr. Arnold Dashefsky

On October 29, 2017, Professor Arnold Dashefsky was honored for his distinguished career and  contributions to the University of Connecticut at a ceremony followed by a lecture given by renowned historian Dr. Jonathan Sarna. Watch the full ceremony and lecture filmed by UCSPAN.   <Learn more>