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TLV on Fire Poster

Israeli-Palestinian Film Screening:
Tel Aviv on Fire (2018)

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival is coming to UConn: Join us for a screening of Tel Aviv on Fire at the Konover Auditorium, March 11 [Read more]

Israeli Stand-Up Comedian MODI to Come to UConn Hillel, March 30!

Ready for laughter? Israeli-American stand-up comedian MODI will perform live, followed by a Q&A session. [Read more about MODI]

Hall of Names

World-Renowned Holocaust Scholar Christopher Browning to Speak at UConn!

The annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust on April 20, 5 pm, will address "Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony 75 Years After Liberation." [Read more about the program]

Upcoming Events

  1. Feb 26 Yiddish Tish Discussions11:30am
  2. Feb 26 Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series - Dr. Avinoam Patt4:00pm
  3. Mar 11 Berel Lang: “Against the Lachrymose View of Jewish History—Again”1:30pm
  4. Mar 11 Israeli-Palestinian Film Screening: Tel Aviv on Fire5:00pm
  5. Mar 18 “How Yiddish Changed America and America Changed Yiddish” with Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert7:00pm
  6. Mar 25 Yiddish Tish Discussions11:30am


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]