Announcements

  • July 23: Responding to the Trauma of Children at Our Borders
    The Center for Judaic Studies will be co-sponsoring a Community Teach-In on Monday, July 23, at 6:30 pm. “Responding to the Trauma of Children at Our Borders” will be held at B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom (180 Still Road, Bloomfield, on the corner of Mountain Road on the West Hartford/Bloomfield line). The program is free and open to […]
    Posted on July 13, 2018
  • 2018 Undergraduate Student Award Winners
    The Center for Judaic Studies is proud to announce our 2018 undergraduate award winners for Hebrew and Judaic Studies. The awards were presented at the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages annual student award ceremony.  The Cohen Henes Award Carmi Mandelkern The Frances and Irving Seliger Memorial Award Jacqueline DeMuyt Maria Grishanina Amanda Jones Bryan […]
    Posted on May 11, 2018
  • Adane Zawdu Awarded Predoctoral Fellowship
    With the support of the Graduate School, the Center for Judaic Studies has awarded Center Graduate Assistant Adane Zawdu a predoctoral fellowship for his summer research. Congratulations, Adane! Adane, who teaches Ethiopian Jews in Ethiopia and Israel, was awarded the fellowship in recognition of his excellent work in Judaic Studies this year.  For the second consecutive year, […]
    Posted on May 11, 2018
  • Daniel Hershenzon Awarded 2018 NEH Grant
    Congratulations to affiliated faculty member, Daniel Hershenzon (Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages) for receiving a 2018 NEH Grant. The grant was awarded for Daniel's project, "Jewish Manuscripts in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Between Piracy, Redemption, and the Spanish Inquisition." His research will lead to the publication of a book-length study of religious artifacts and piracy in the early […]
    Posted on May 10, 2018
  • Stuart Miller Awarded Humanities Institute Fellowship
    Many congratulations to Stuart Miller on being awarded a Humanities Institute faculty fellowship for the academic year 2018/19. During the fellowship, he will be working on a volume devoted to the dynamics of Jewish life in the centuries following the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 70 C.E. titled From Temple to Home to Community: […]
    Posted on April 18, 2018
  • Jeffrey Shoulson Appointed Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Affairs
    Many congratulations to Jeffrey Shoulson on his appointment as Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Affairs. The appointment is testimony to his outstanding achievements as a scholar and administrator. We’re deeply grateful for his outstanding leadership of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life since his arrival at UConn in 2012, and we wish him […]
    Posted on April 18, 2018
  • Interactive Dance Workshop with Shamel Pitts
    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, that highlights intimate physicality on groove and the […]
    Posted on April 17, 2018
  • March 2018 E-News Released
    The March E-News has been released. Click the cover to find out more about upcoming events and events you may have missed!  
    Posted on March 13, 2018
  • Dr. Susannah Heschel to Present “Human Dignity in Judaism” on April 26, 2018
    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 […]
    Posted on March 5, 2018
  • Charles Kaiser to Speak at UConn Stamford for Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture
    On Tuesday, April 17, at 5:30 pm, Charles Kaiser, author and journalist, will present "A Model of Resistance: How one French family chose to fight the Nazis during the occupation of Paris" for the Center for Judaic Studies UConn Stamford Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture. The lecture takes place in Multipurpose Room 108 at […]
    Posted on February 23, 2018
  • Jewish Plays Project at Charter Oak Cultural Center February 22
    February 22: Charter Oak Cultural Center to Host "The Jewish Play Writing Contest: Hartford" Be part of the international search for the best unpublished Jewish plays by attending "The Jewish Play Writing Contest: Hartford" on Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford. During this free program, you'll enjoy […]
    Posted on February 9, 2018
  • February 2018 E-News Released
    The February E-News has been released. Click the cover to find out more about upcoming events and faculty news!  
    Posted on February 9, 2018