• 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
  • Director Avinoam Patt Presents “Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust”
    Center Director Avinoam Patt provided virtual presentation "Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust" for TJC at Home, a Project of the Adult Education Committee of The Jewish Center in Princeton, NJ. The presentation reflects on Professor Patt's newly published monograph Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust (Wayne State UP 2020)
    Posted on March 30, 2020
  • Degrees Offered in Judaic Studies at UConn
    Did you know you can earn the Bachelor of Arts, minor, Master of Arts, or PhD in Judaic studies at UConn?  Courses in the Judaic studies program are taught by exceptional faculty and cover a broad range of periods, disciplinary approaches, and regions. Graduate students can apply for assistantships that provide full tuition funding and living […]
    Posted on March 24, 2020
  • UConn Center for Judaic Studies Event Cancellations | Spring 2020
    March 12, 2020 Tayere Chaverim (Dear Friends)! As you likely already know, UConn has suspended all in-person classes from March 23-April 6 (and perhaps beyond). We will begin online classes when the students complete Spring Break on March 23. Likewise, the Mandell JCC in West Hartford has also decided to cancel upcoming public programs to minimize […]
    Posted on March 12, 2020
  • Hypnotist Brian Eslick to Perform at UConn Hillel | March 4 at 7PM
    Ever wanted to see a hypnotist? Well now is your chance and it is FREE FOR ALL UCONN STUDENTS AND FACULTY! Come to UConn Hillel on March 4th at 7PM and maybe you will be ~hypnotized~ by Brian Eslick! Hope to see you there!!! This event is hosted in collaboration with the UConn Center for […]
    Posted on February 25, 2020
  • Free Hebrew Conversation Crash-Course | Spring 2020
    Do you want to speak with people in Hebrew? After this six-session crash course in Hebrew conversation, you’ll be able to make small talk, ask directions, order things in a restaurant, go shopping, and even talk a little about current events—all in Hebrew.  The course focuses on functional spoken Hebrew you can use right away […]
    Posted on February 11, 2020
  • “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