Announcements

  • Filmmaker Roland Tec to Visit Center for Judaic Studies UConn Stamford
    On Tuesday, February 6, at 5:30 pm, please join Dr. Joel Blatt and Dr. Fred Roden in conversation with filmmaker Roland Tec, son of Professor Emerita Nechama Tec, as he discusses her Holocaust memoir, Dry Tears, recounts his work on the film adaptation of her resistance classic “Defiance,” and reflects on legacies in families of survivors. […]
    Posted on January 15, 2018
  • Professor Stuart Miller Appointed Leon Charney Visiting Scholar at Yeshiva University
    Academic Director for the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish life, Professor Stuart Miller, was recently appointed the first Leon Charney Visiting Scholar at Yeshiva University's Center for Israel Studies (CIS).  Dr. Steven Fine, Dean Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History and director of CIS noted “Stuart Miller is a leading historian of the Rabbis, […]
    Posted on January 10, 2018
  • January 2018 E-News Released
    The January 2018 e-news has been released! Click the cover to find information on upcoming programming and news from the Center.  
    Posted on January 9, 2018
  • Farewell Wishes to Dr. Nehama Aschkenasy
    The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn extends warm wishes to Dr. Nehama Aschkenasy on her retirement.  We offer her heartfelt thanks for her invaluable work in establishing the Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies at UConn-Stamford!  A Message from Nehama Aschkenasy Professor (Em.) of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, […]
    Posted on January 9, 2018
  • Remembering Professor Arthur Abramson
    It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of Dr. Arthur Abramson, Professor emeritus of Linguistics, this past weekend. Arthur had been an active and distinguished member of our Judaic Studies community. He served on the Center’s Executive Board for many years and co-chaired, together with Elliot Wolk (z”l), the Academic […]
    Posted on December 20, 2017
  • Remembering Professor Bruce Stave
    It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of Dr. Bruce Stave, Emeritus Professor and a former Head of the History Department, who passed away Saturday morning, December 2, from complications of congestive heart failure.  Bruce had been an active and distinguished member of our Judaic Studies community and a generous supporter of our Center. […]
    Posted on December 7, 2017
  • November 2017 E-News Released
    The November 2017 e-news has been released! Click the cover to find information on upcoming programming.  
    Posted on November 28, 2017
  • 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