Enrichment through the sponsorship of several programming initiatives is the goal of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. View our event calendar, and stay up-to-date on all of our programming. Learn about the many lecture series and cultural events we have to offer on a wide range of topics! Our events are always free and open to the public. View full event listings.
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Registration for Fall 2018 courses is underway! Many HEJS courses fulfill content area requirements. Fall course topics include the Jewish Middle Ages; Jewish Humor; Modern Jewish Thought; the Holocaust in Print, Theater, and Film; Black Death: Medieval Responses to Catastrophe; and the Bible. Biblical and modern Hebrew language courses are also available. [View Course Dates and Times]
On April 26, 2018, Dr. Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth) presented "Human Dignity in Judaism" at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT. Heschel explores the themes of human rights and dignity within Jewish religious texts and how they relate to the modern human experience.The event was made possible by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture in Judaic Studies, Charter Oak Cultural Center, UConn Hartford, the Humanities Institute, and the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. [Watch now]
On April 16, 2018, Timothy Snyder (Yale) presented "The Holocaust as History and Warning" for our I. Martin and Janet M. Fierberg lecture in Judaic Studies and Annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust. The lecture was filmed by UCSpan and was co-sponsored by the American Studies Program, the History Department, the Human Rights Institute, the Humanities Institute, the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. [Watch now]