Announcements

  • The Last Laugh: Film Screening | April 1, 2020
      Film Screening and book launch with Ferne Pearlstein, Robert Edwards, and Avinoam Patt Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Place: Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford The screening of The Last Laugh (2016, documentary film, 88 minutes) will be followed by a discussion and book launch with  film director Ferne Pearlstein […]
    Posted on December 17, 2019
  • “At Home in America? Part 2: A Three-Rabbi Panel” | January 15, 2020
    At Home in America? Part 2: A Three-Rabbi Panel Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 pm Mandell JCC Innovation Center Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 Join Rabbis Tuvia Brander, Andi Fliegel, and James Rosen for a lively discussion about the past, present and future of Jewish life in America. How have the different […]
    Posted on December 17, 2019
  • Esteemed Holocaust Scholar Christopher Browning to Speak at UConn April 20, 2020
      On Monday, April 20, 2020, at 5:00 pm, world-renowned Holocaust expert Professor Emeritus Christopher Browning will present "Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony 75 Years After Liberation" for the UConn Center for Judaic Studies annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust. The annual Holocaust remembrance lecture is made possible by the I. Martin and Janet M. […]
    Posted on December 13, 2019
  • Dr. Marion Kaplan to lecture on Jewish Refugees in Portugal | Jan. 29, 2020 (Storrs)
    Please join us for a talk with NYU historian Dr. Marion Kaplan who will present the UConn Center for Judaic Studies Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture in Judaic Studies on Hitler's Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal.  The event is free and open to the public. Attendance counts toward honors credit. Date: Wednesday, January […]
    Posted on December 5, 2019
  • Dr. Marion Kaplan to lecture on Jewish Refugees in Portugal | Jan. 28, 2020 (UConn Stamford)
    Please join us for a talk with NYU historian Dr. Marion Kaplan who will present the UConn Center for Judaic Studies Maria and Ishier Jacobson Lecture on Hitler's Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal. At this lecture, clothing donations will be accepted for UConn Stamford's biannual Professional Clothing Drive, which benefits UConn students in need […]
    Posted on December 5, 2019
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    The Paradox of the Start-Up Nation A leadership briefing with Suzanne Patt Benvenisti Director General of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel Thursday, December 12 | 8 to 9 a.m. BlumShapiro | 29 S. Main Street, West Hartford What's the secret to the high-tech sector’s success... and what’s stopping the rest of […]
    Posted on December 5, 2019
  • UConn Brain and Behavior in Tel Aviv, Israel, Summer 2020
    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 December 4, 2019
  • Director Patt Featured in UConn Today
    Christine Buckley from UConn Today interviewed Dr. Avinoam Patt, Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, on the question of Jewish Humor. The phenomenon of many Jews being funny was explained by Patt through the position of the immigrant: As a coping strategy humor can bridge cultural differences and signal harmlessness […]
    Posted on November 19, 2019
  • Johannes Heil (Heidelberg) on pre-Rabbinic Western Jewish Textual Tradition
    Talk by Prof. Johannes Heil: Patrologia Judaica? Exploring the pre-Rabbinic Western Jewish Textual Tradition Wednesday, November 20, 1:15-2:15 pm Humanitites Institute Conference Room 4th-Floor Babbidge Library This event is free and open to the public. Kosher lunch will be provided. About the talk: Professor Johannes Heil, President of the Hochschule für jüdische Studien Heidelberg (Academy […]
    Posted on October 31, 2019
  • Reflections on the Work of Philip Roth by Dr. Sondra Melzer 11/21
      Sondra Melzer: Reflections on the Work of Philip Roth November 21 12:30 pm MPR, UConn Stamford Philip Roth, 1933-2018, was an American novelist and short story writer. In her talk, Dr. Sondra Melzer will discuss Roth's focus on Jewish life throughout his storied career, the writings of which made him one of the most […]
    Posted on October 31, 2019
  • Director Avinoam Patt invited to Provost’s Distinguished Speaker Series in 2020
    Dr. Avinoam Patt to Lecture on Holocaust Remembrance in the Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series It is an honor to announce that our Director Avinoam Patt is invited to lecture at the Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series, which "provides an opportunity for our most recently-inducted Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors and Endowed Chairs to share advances in […]
    Posted on October 8, 2019