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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]

Susannah Heschel

Dr. Susannah Heschel to Present “Human Dignity in Judaism”

On April 26, at 7:00 pm, Dr. Susannah Heschel will present "Human Dignity in Judaism." In this talk, Heschel explores the themes of human rights and dignity within Jewish religious texts and how they relate to the modern human experience. The event takes place at Charter Oak Cultural Center (21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford) and is free and open to the public. [Learn more].

Shamel Pitts

Interactive Dance Workshop with Shamel Pitts at UConn Hillel

Come enjoy an evening of dance with Shamel Pitts, one of the most revered performers in the Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company! Shamel will speak about his experiences in Israel, then lead an interactive dance workshop in Gaga, the movement language developed by Batsheva choreographer Ohad Naharin. The event takes place on April 20 at 6:00 PM at UConn Hillel (54 N. Eagleville Road, Storrs). [Learn more]

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