Announcements

  • 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
  • The Zamir Chorale of Boston to Perform on February 24, 2019, at Charter Oak Cultural Center
    The Zamir Chorale of Boston – Four Centuries of Jewish Music  On February 24, 4:00-5:30 pm, don’t miss one of the world’s premier Jewish choral ensembles performing a sweeping program featuring four centuries of Jewish music! The program, hosted by Charter Oak Cultural Center, will be held at 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford. Highlights include: Liturgical […]
    Posted on January 9, 2019
  • Esther Dischereit to Present Faculty Colloquium on March 25, 2019
    On Monday, March 25, Esther Dischereit will present "Jewish Lives and the Situation in Germany - Regarding Others and 'Us' in the Public Sphere" for our Faculty Colloquium series. A kosher lunch will be provided. The talk will be held from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, in Oak Hall 236 and is free and open to the public. It is made […]
    Posted on January 2, 2019
  • Guy Mendilow Ensemble to Perform February 7, 2019
    On February 7, 2019, at 8:00 pm at UConn's von der Mehden Recital Hall, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, in partnership with the UConn Department of Music, brings the Guy Mendilow Ensemble to Storrs to perform The Forgotten Kingdom. As part of the Center's Scholarship and the Arts initiative, this performance […]
    Posted on December 8, 2018
  • Tom W. Smith Presents “Antisemitism in Contemporary America”
    On November 7, 2018, Dr. Tom W. Smith (NORC at the University of Chicago) presented "Antisemitism in Contemporary America" for the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. The program was held in remembrance of Kristallnacht and was made possible by the Center for Judaic Studies Frances and Irving Seliger Memorial Endowment Fund. […]
    Posted on November 21, 2018
  • Jewish Hartford: European Roots
    The Jewish Hartford: European Roots project hosted by UConn Global Affairs explores, documents and shares the rich diversity of European Jewish life before the Holocaust and its enduring legacy in our region. With broad participation from the Greater Hartford Jewish community, the project supports lectures, field trips, adult learning, youth education, and other programming about Jewish life in […]
    Posted on November 15, 2018
  • UConn Brain and Behavior in Tel Aviv, Israel, Summer 2019
    UConn Brain and Behavior in Tel Aviv is a summer study abroad program that provides students the opportunity to pursue their studies in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, PreMed, or PNB in Israel. The program is led by Dr. Etan Markus (UConn Psychology) together with colleagues at Tel Aviv University. Participants will take a UConn psychology class […]
    Posted on November 6, 2018