Announcements

  • Jewish Humor Open Mic Night With Vicky Kuperman: 11/29/17
      On Wednesday, November 29, at 7:00pm at the Konover Auditorium in the Dodd Research Center, students attending Jewish Humor classes this fall at UConn and at the University of Hartford will be performing their own stand-up routines at a Jewish Humor Open Mic Night sponsored by the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at […]
    Posted on November 17, 2017
  • A Celebration of Dr. Arnold Dashefsky’s Career and Contributions
    On October 29, 2017, Professor Arnold Dashefsky was honored for his distinguished career and  contributions to the University of Connecticut at a ceremony followed by a lecture given by renowned historian Dr. Jonathan Sarna. Speakers at the ceremony included Interim Provost Jeremy Teitelbaum, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Davita Glasberg, and […]
    Posted on November 9, 2017
  • Kristallnacht Commemoration Featured in the Daily Campus
    On Wednesday, November 8, the Center for Judaic Studies hosted a film screening of Denial in remembrance of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. Guest speaker and Kristallnacht survivor Hans Laufer  provided remarks and answered questions prior to the screening, which was part of an institution-wide day of reflection and conversation on the theme, "Together: Confronting […]
    Posted on November 9, 2017
  • Professor Stuart Miller Featured in CT Jewish Ledger
    The Connecticut Jewish Ledger highlighted Professor Stuart Miller and the Judaic Studies Road Show presentation he provided on October 25 to nearly 100 participants at The Emanuel Synagogue.  The Road Show, entitled "Separating out the Facts: The Origins of Christianity and the History of Judaism,” focused on the beginnings of Christianity and its roots in Judaism as well as […]
    Posted on November 6, 2017
  • Denial: Film Screening and Discussion on November 8, 2017
    Please join us on Wednesday, November 8, at 4:00 pm when the Center for Judaic Studies will present a film screening of Denial in remembrance of Kristallnacht. Guest speaker and Kristallnacht survivor Hans Laufer will provide remarks and answer questions prior to the screening. The event takes place in Video Theater 2 at the Homer Babbidge […]
    Posted on November 6, 2017
  • October 2017 E-News Released
    The October 2017 e-news has been released! Click the cover to find information on upcoming programming and Spring 2018 courses in Hebrew and Judaic Studies.  
    Posted on October 26, 2017
  • Backstage Tour of The Forgotten Kingdom (part 1): The Mountain Ahead Burns
    Guest post by Guy Mendilow Our world is so different from the world of the former Ottoman Empire, where many of the songs on our new album, The Forgotten Kingdom, arose. Traditional contexts for singing these songs — in the home, in community events — have all but vanished thanks to wars, immigration, and massive […]
    Posted on October 22, 2017
  • Jewish Comedy: A Serious History, October 17, 2017
    Jeremy Dauber will discuss his book, Jewish Comedy: A Serious History, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford (21 Charter Oak Ave.) on Tuesday, October 17, at 7:00 pm. In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times […]
    Posted on October 12, 2017
  • Spring 2018 Courses in Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS) Announced
      It's almost time to register for spring courses! Spring 2018 course topics in Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS) include Jewish Magic, The Holocaust in Print, Theater, and Film, Ethiopian Jews in Ethiopia and Israel, and Selected Books of the Hebrew Bible. For students interested in Hellenistic Judaism, Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction […]
    Posted on October 7, 2017
  • September 2017 E-News Released
    The September 2017 e-news has been released! Click the cover to find information on Spring 2018 courses in Hebrew and Judaic Studies as well as upcoming programming.
    Posted on September 26, 2017
  • Screening of The Radical Jew on November 14, 2017
    Documentary film-maker Noam Osband will be presenting a screening of his award-winning short film, The Radical Jew, on Tuesday, November 14, from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. The screening will be held in Video Theater 2 at the Homer Babbidge Library. Learn more and watch a trailer on Noam's website. If you require an accommodation […]
    Posted on September 12, 2017
  • Guy Mendilow Ensemble to Perform November 16
    On November 16, 2017, at 7:00 pm, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, in partnership with Charter Oak Cultural Center, brings the Guy Mendilow Ensemble to Hartford to perform The Forgotten Kingdom. As part of the Center's Scholarship and the Arts initiative, this performance is made free and open to the public!   […]
    Posted on September 8, 2017
  • August 2017 E-News Released
    The August 2017 e-news has been released! Click the cover to find information on upcoming programming, fall courses, and news from the Center.
    Posted on August 31, 2017
  • Alumni Spotlight – Pamela Weathers – Celebrating 10 Years with the Center
    Ten years ago, in the fall of 2007, my husband, 2-year-old daughter, and I moved across the Connecticut River to be nearer Storrs campus.  I was about to begin the master’s program in Judaic Studies at UConn where I hoped to pursue a PhD.  At the time, I was fascinated with the Second Temple and […]
    Posted on August 25, 2017