Announcements

  • Available for Viewing: “Yiddish Culture in Wartime: 1939-1945” | June 30, 2020
    On June 30, Professor Sam Kassow presented "Yiddish Culture in Wartime 1939-1945" for our new Yiddish Culture Series. The evening was co-sponsored by Voices of Hope. The series Di Yidishe Velt: A Virtual Festival of Yiddish Culture is a project of the UConn Center for Judaic Studies in partnership with the Jewish Hartford European Roots Project. Sam […]
    Posted on July 1, 2020
  • The Talmud, the Rabbis, and History | Fall 2020 Online Graduate Course Open to Advanced Undergraduates
    The Talmud, the Rabbis, and History University of Connecticut JUDS 5397.001/CLCS 5301.001   Professor Stuart S. Miller                                            Fall 2020 Stuart.Miller@UConn.edu                                           W 3:30 – 6:15 (Meets Online) Open to advanced undergraduates with permission of the instructor. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is a unique introduction to Talmudic narrative and related writings of the ancient rabbis of Roman […]
    Posted on July 1, 2020
  • Professor Miller Addresses Issues of Racism in the Times of Israel | June 2020
    The Voices We Are Finally Hearing and The Voices that Need to Be Heard On Sunday, June 14, The Times of Israel published a must-read article by Professor Miller, "The Voices We Are Finally Hearing," which reflects on today's turmoil. You can access it here:  https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-voices-we-are-finally-hearing/ Part two of Professor Miller's thought-provoking piece, "The Other Voices that Need […]
    Posted on June 29, 2020
  • Sam Kassow to Speak on Yiddish Culture in Wartime 1939-1945 | June 30, 2020
    Yiddish Culture in Wartime 1939-1945   Please join us online on June 30, at 7 pm (EST), when Sam Kassow presents "Yiddish Culture in Wartime 1939-1945." The talk is part of our new Yiddish Culture Series and cosponsored by Voices of Hope. The series Di Yidishe Velt: A Virtual Festival of Yiddish Culture is a project […]
    Posted on June 4, 2020
  • Nick Underwood to Speak on the World of Yiddish Theater | July 13, 2020
    The World of Yiddish Theatre in History and Digital Please join us online on July 13, at 7 pm (EST), when Nick Underwood presents "The World of Yiddish Theatre in History and Digital." The talk is part of our new Yiddish Culture Series. The series Di Yidishe Velt: A Virtual Festival of Yiddish Culture is a […]
    Posted on June 4, 2020
  • Mark Slobin to Speak on the Yiddish Song Today | July 27, 2020
    The Yiddish Song Today Please join us online on July 27, at 7 pm (EST), when Mark Slobin presents "The Yiddish Song Today." The talk is part of our new Yiddish Culture Series and is co-sponsored by the University of Hartford Greenberg Center. The Yiddish song has long been a deep expression of personal and […]
    Posted on June 4, 2020
  • Statement from Centers, Institutes, and Programs on Racial Injustice and Ending White Supremacy
    We, the faculty and staff of the interdisciplinary Centers, Institutes, and Programs, stand together to express our shock, our heartbreak, and our outrage at the horrific and senseless killing of George Floyd and the ongoing violence against Black people.   George Floyd, David McAtee, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Kathryn Johnston, Ayiana […]
    Posted on June 4, 2020
  • Dr. Sarah Willen Receives Award for Best Book in Israel Studies
    Congratulations to Associate Professor Sarah Willen whose book Fighting For Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins is the winner of the Association for Israel Studies Yonathan Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies published in 2019. From the Association of Israel Studies: The Association for Israel Studies annually awards the Shapiro Prize for the […]
    Posted on May 8, 2020
  • May 13, 2020 | The Plot Against America: Online Discussion
    On Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada), please join us on Zoom for an online discussion of The Plot Against America (book and HBO series).   Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at UConn, Avinoam Patt, will moderate the discussion which will feature a panel of four scholars:   […]
    Posted on May 8, 2020
  • 2020 Student Award Recipients in Hebrew and Judaic Studies
    The Center for Judaic Studies is proud to announce our 2020 student award recipients in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Center for Judaic Studies awards are made possible thanks to the continued support of our donors. Through their generosity, we are able to support and recognize the achievements of our students. Graduate Students in Judaic Studies, Joscha […]
    Posted on April 23, 2020
  • Dr. Arnold Dashefsky Receives Sklare Award
    The Marshall Sklare Award is given annually by the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ) to a senior scholar who has made a significant scholarly contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry, primarily through the publication of a body of research in books and articles or of published work related to […]
    Posted on April 23, 2020
  • A Letter to the UConn Community | April 2020
    The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish life joins other Centers and Institutes at UConn in signing the letter below to stand in solidarity against all acts of racism, antisemitism, xenophobia, and hatred now and always. A Letter to the UConn Community From: Asian American Cultural Center, African American Cultural Center, Rainbow Center, Puerto […]
    Posted on April 3, 2020