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Book Cover: Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader


September 10 @ 7:30pm

Derek Penslar, the William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University

What Makes a Great Jewish Leader?  Theodor Herzl and the Origins of Zionism

Co-sponsored by the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford

Watch the recording [HERE]!


September 14 @ 7:00pm

Anna Shternshis and Psoy Korolenko, Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II

Yiddish Glory tells the remarkable story of folklorists in the Soviet Union who risked their lives collecting songs from Jewish Red Army soldiers, Jewish refugees, victims and survivors of Ukrainian ghettos, as told by a band of virtuoso musicians.

Sponsored by the Jewish Hartford European Roots project and the virtual festival of Yiddish culture

Watch the recording [HERE]!


September 30 @ 7pm

Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust: Virtual Book Launch

Co-sponsored by the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford

Part one of the 2020 Virtual Holocaust Educators Workshop – an Occasional Series of Events

 To register for the event, please visit: https://judaicstudies.uconn.edu/upcoming-events/

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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]