Funding for the Purchase of Library Resources Available from the Center

Babbidge LibraryIn an era of shrinking library acquisitions budgets, the Center is pleased to announce that the funds in a number of our specifically designated book endowments are available for the purchase of materials for the UConn library in order to make them available for the teaching and research of Judaic Studies.

We ask that faculty send us the relevant publication information so that we can assemble a list of these requests and purchase them for the Homer Babbidge Library.  Please contact the Center at judaicstudies@uconn.edu

Stanley L. Nash, Professor Emeritus, Honors Libraries with Gift of Books on Hebrew and Israeli Literature – Fall 2014

Professor Nash retired from teaching at Hebrew Union College in 2012, but he will continue to shape the insights of students and researchers, only now here at UConn through the donation of more than 1,000 books from his own collection to Homer Babbidge Library

“It is my hope that more students will specialize in modern Hebrew and reach a level where they can delve into the riches of the modern Hebrew  Renaissance (1880-1920), the Second Aliyah (1904-1913), The Third Aliyah (1919-1930s), The Palmach Generation (1940s and 1950s), and the modern period,” Nash said in commenting on his gift. “There is an intellectual dynamism peculiar to the academic and literary language in the original Hebrew that  simply cannot be translated.”

Read the full article here.

Chair in Judaic Studies Established with Gift from Konovers

#12 Konovers with President Hogan

Two founding supporters of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University, Doris and Simon Konover of West Hartford, will endow the Center’s first faculty chair. The Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies will support teaching and research by a leading scholar of Jewish life, history, and religion. The endowment of a chair will enable the Center, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary, to attract a scholar with an international reputation to develop new courses and provide research leadership in the field of Judaic Studies.