Announcements

  • Deborah Dash Moore to Present “At Home in America?” at Mandell JCC on September 8
    On Sunday, September 8, 2019, 4:00 pm, Professor Deborah Dash Moore (University of Michigan) will present "At Home in America? From 20th Century City to 21st Century Suburb" at the Mandell JCC Innovation Center (Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford).   The lecture is free and open to all.   Tickets: 860-231-6316, tickets@mandelljcc.org, www.mandelljcc.tix.com […]
    Posted on August 1, 2019
  • Professor Arnold Dashefsky Featured on the UConn360 Podcast
    Professor Arnold Dashefsky was featured on the July 10, 2019, episode of The UConn360 Podcast. Professor Dashefsky discussed the recent release of the American Jewish Year Book 2018, which he has co-edited with Professor Ira Sheskin of the University of Miami since 2012. The American Jewish Year Book was first published in 1899 and is […]
    Posted on July 12, 2019
  • Associate Professor Avinoam Patt Appointed Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies
    The endowment by Doris and Simon Konover to the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life has made it possible for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to recruit an outstanding scholar and researcher, Associate Professor Avinoam Patt, to serve as the next Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies. The appointment […]
    Posted on June 28, 2019
  • Professor Karen B. Stern Presents “Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity”
    On Thursday, April 4, 2019, Professor Karen B. Stern (Brooklyn College of CUNY) presented the UConn Center for Judaic Studies Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture in Judaic Studies: "Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity." The lecture was co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute, the Anthropology Department, and the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.
    Posted on May 20, 2019
  • 2019 Undergraduate Student Award Recipients in Hebrew and Judaic Studies
    The Center for Judaic Studies is proud to announce our 2019 undergraduate award recipients in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. The awards for excellence in Holocaust studies were presented at the Annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust; awards in recognition of outstanding scholarship in Hebrew and Judaic Studies were presented at the Department of Literatures, Cultures, […]
    Posted on May 17, 2019
  • Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life Announced
    We are delighted to announce that Professor Avinoam Patt has accepted the position as Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. He will begin the directorship in August 2019. Professor Patt comes to UConn from the University of Hartford, where he has been the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish […]
    Posted on May 17, 2019
  • Esther Dischereit Presents “Jewish Lives and the Situation in Germany”
    On, March 25, 2019, Esther Dischereit presented "Jewish Lives and the Situation in Germany - Regarding Others and 'Us' in the Public Sphere" for the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life Faculty Colloquium series. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.
    Posted on April 12, 2019
  • Daniel Hershenzon Wins Sharon Harris Book Award 2019
    Congratulations to affiliated faculty member Daniel Hershenzon who won the Sharon Harris Book Award for 2019 for The Captive Sea: Slavery, Communication, and Commerce in Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018):   The Harris Book Award Committee noted, “Prof. Hershenzon’s book is an illuminating study of the redemption of captives […]
    Posted on March 12, 2019
  • Karen B. Stern to Present “Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity” on Apr. 4, 2019
    On Thursday, April 4, Professor Karen B. Stern (Brooklyn College of CUNY) will present the Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture in Judaic Studies: "Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity." A kosher lunch will be provided. The talk will be held from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in Werth Tower 112 and is free and open to the public. It is made possible […]
    Posted on February 11, 2019
  • Film Screening: Children of the Fall, March 25, 2019
    https://youtu.be/M1UFYXQvvZ0On Monday, March 25, student organization Husky Films will screen Children of the Fall as part of their Spring 2019 5-film festival. The screening will be held from 7:30-10:00 pm in Student Union 304.  Professor Olga Gershenson (UMass), professor of Judaic and Near Eastern studies as well as film studies, will introduce the film. The event is […]
    Posted on February 8, 2019
  • Daniel Hershenzon Receives Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship (2019-2020)
    Congratulations to affiliated faculty member Daniel Hershenzon who has received a Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship for next academic year (2019-2020) for his research project entitled "Captive Objects: Religious Artifacts and Piracy in the Early Modern Mediterranean." Captive Objects: Religious Artifacts and Piracy in the Early Modern Mediterranean Captive Objects encapsulates how religious artifacts trapped in […]
    Posted on February 5, 2019