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Professor Stuart Miller teaching

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Online Yiddish Event

How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish

The Zoom presentation of "How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish" is now available to view.  [View here]

UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life

A Letter to the UConn Community from its Centers and Institutes

A letter to the UConn community from its centers and institutes [Read the letter here]

Avinoam Patt Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust

Professor Patt Provides Online Presentation on New Book

Center Director Avinoam Patt provided virtual presentation "Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust" for TJC at Home, a Project of the Adult Education Committee of The Jewish Center in Princeton, NJ. [Watch now]


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]

fall 2020 HEJS

Hebrew and Judaic Studies Course Offerings | Fall 2020

Please visit our course offerings page to view the Fall 2020 course schedule in Hebrew and Judaic Studies! [Course Offerings | Fall 2020]