Fall 2018 Programming

August 22 Frederick Wiseman calendar card

Ex Libris: New York Public Library

22 August 2018 / 10:00AM - 4:30PM

Frederick Wiseman

Spotlight Theater, 39 Front Street, Hartford

Sept 20 Forms of Authoritarianism

Forms of Authoritarianism: A One-Day Conference

20 September 2018 / 9:30 - 4:00PM

UConn American Studies Program

Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street, Hartford

Wednesday October 3 Spiritual traditions workshopA Community of Practice of Spiritual Traditions

3 October 2018 / 10:00AM - 2:00PM 

Spiritual Tradition Workshops

UConn Stamford Art Gallery


October 8 James Loeffler calendar card

Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

8 October 2018 / 7:00PM

James Loeffler

University of Hartford, 

200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford

October 9 James Loeffler calendar card

Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

9 October 2018 / 11:00AM - 12:15PM

James Loeffler

Homer Babbidge Library Visualization Studio, 1st fl, room 1101

October 10 Andre Aciman calendar card

Screening: Call Me by Your Name

10 October 2018 / 7:00PM

Andre Aciman 

Avon Theater, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford

The Strawberry Girl Oct 22 Monday

The Strawberry Girl 

22 October 2018 / 6:00PM 

Guy Ben-Aharon, Director

Konover Auditorium

Dodd Research Center, Storrs

October 24 LGBTQ calendar cardPride and Prejudice: South Asian LGBTQ Alliance

24 October 2018 / 5:00-7:00PM 

Panel Discussion with Salaha Kabir

UConn Stamford Art Gallery


November 6 Joy Ladin calendar cardThe Soul of the Stranger: A Special Lecture for Election Night

6 November 2018 / 5:30PM 

Joy Ladin

UConn Stamford Art Gallery


November 7 Tom W Smith calendar card

Antisemitism in Contemporary America

7 November 2018 / 5:00PM

Tom W. Smith

Konover Auditorium

Dodd Research Center, Storrs

November 7 Benji Lovitt calendar card

LOL at the JCC with Comedian Benji Lovitt

7 November 2018 / 7:00PM

Benji Lovitt

Gilman Theater, Mandell JCC

335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford

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UConn Judaic Studies Fall 2018 Program

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Most Center events are free and are always open to the public.  We hope to see you there!


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The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life sponsors a number of event series designed to support both scholarship and the arts.  

Each month, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life sponsors a Faculty Colloquium that showcases the work of a scholar in Judaic Studies.  The informal gathering provides an opportunity for scholars to present and discuss their current research projects. The discussions are open to all, and a kosher lunch is served.

The Yiddish Tish luncheon discussion, established in 1982 by founding Director Arnold Dashefsky, convenes monthly to speak and read in Yiddish. The group welcomes new members of any speaking level!

The Fierberg Lecture in Judaic Studies sponsors the annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust.  Guest speakers have included award-winning director Vassilis Loules and renowned Holocaust experts Timothy Snyder and Berel Lang.

Additionally, we have forged a partnership with Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford to collaborate on cultural and educational events. This relationship extends our capacity to support, sustain, and foster Jewish culture and the arts beyond the campus.

In the spirit of our mission to provide support and enrichment, we also collaborate with many departments, centers, and institutes across the University to fund various lectures and projects of mutual interest.