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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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Expand your knowledge in the literatures and cultures of the Jewish people by taking a few courses, or become an expert in the field by pursuing the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, or Doctorate in Judaic Studies at UConn. Discover opportunities in study abroad, funding, and other available resources.  Learn about our faculty and alumni. Find out what Hebrew and Judaic Studies has to offer you! Visit our student section

The Center’s mission is to advance research and scholarship in the field of Judaic Studies by providing resources and information to faculty and students.  Learn about the latest funding opportunities sponsored by the Center.  Find information on conferences, seminars, fellowships, and grants.  Discover resources for teaching and research.  Stay updated on the publications of our faculty. Find news on faculty research and funding.

Fall 2018 HEJS

Fall 2018 Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS) Course Offerings

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]

Adane Zawdu

Adane Zawdu Awarded Predoctoral Fellowship

With the support of the Graduate School, the Center for Judaic Studies has awarded Center Graduate Assistant Adane Zawdu a predoctoral fellowship for his summer research. Congratulations, Adane! [Learn more]

2018 Judaic Studies Awards

Undergraduate Student Award Winners in Hebrew and Judaic Studies

The Center for Judaic Studies is proud to announce our 2018 undergraduate award winners for Hebrew and Judaic Studies. The awards were presented at the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages annual student award ceremony. [Learn more]

Upcoming Events

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Daniel Hershenzon Awarded 2018 NEH Grant

Congratulations to affiliated faculty member, Daniel Hershenzon (Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages) for receiving a 2018 NEH Grant. The grant was awarded for Daniel's project, "Jewish Manuscripts in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Between Piracy, Redemption, and the Spanish Inquisition." His research will lead to the publication of a book-length study of religious artifacts and piracy in the early modern western Mediterranean. [Learn more]