Announcements

  • 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
  • Intermarriage and Antisemitism in the 21st Century – Talk by Bruce Phillips, October 17
    Do Americans Love or Hate the Jews? Intermarriage and Antisemitism in the 21st Century Dr. Bruce A. Phillips Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:30 pm Class of '47 Room, Babbidge Library About the talk: A variety of opinion polls show that Jews are widely accepted and even admired, a trend underscored by Jewish intermarriage rates. At […]
    Posted on October 1, 2019
  • Avinoam Patt presenting “ALEPH” in Jewish Ledger
    Prof. Avinoam Patt was featured this week in Connecticut's Jewish Ledger, launching the community learning program titled "ALEPH: Institute of Jewish Ideas." The first year's theme is "Home and Exile", which will be opened by Deborah Dash Moore's talk this Sunday. The overall purpose of the program is to bring together different members and organizations […]
    Posted on September 4, 2019
  • Talk by Cathy Buerger on Dangerous Speech, November 12
    On Tuesday, November 12, anthropologist and Senior Researcher of the Dangerous Speech Project (DSP) Cathy Buerger will present "Fear and Loathing in our Discourse: Dangerous Speech, Division, and What to Do about It." The talk will be held at the UConn Stamford campus in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) from 12:30-2:00 pm.   The talk is free […]
    Posted on September 3, 2019