Spring 2017 Programming

Jewish Plays Project Feb 16Audience Selection Round for Jewish Plays Project

16 February 2017 / 7:00PM

Jeffrey Shoulson - Guest Judge

Charter Oak Cultural Center - Hartford

Peter Gordon Feb 23
The Disenchantment of the Concept: From Heine to Adorno

23 February 2017 / 5:00PM

Peter E. Gordon

Babbidge Library - Class of '47 Rm


March 7 2017 Meet and GreetJudaic Studies Faculty Meet and Greet

7 March 2017 / 3:00-5:00 PM

Student Union - Room 303

Dov Waxman Mar 9Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel

9 March 2017 / 7:00PM

Dov Waxman

Dodd Center - Konover Auditorium


Adrianne Greenbaum Mar 23

Klezmer Ensemble Performs Farewell to the Homeland: Polyn

23 March 2017 / 7:00PM

Adrianne Greenbaum and FleytMuzik

Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford


Gili Getz April 4

The Forbidden Conversation

4 April 2017 / 7:00PM

Gili Getz

Laurel Hall - Room 101

Samuel Kassow April 24

Annual Holocaust Convocation Fierberg Lecture in Judaic Studies

24 April 2017 / 7:00PM

Samuel Kassow - Guest Speaker

Dodd Center - Konover Auditorium

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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. Our events are always free and open to the public!

Each month, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life sponsors a Faculty Colloquium showcasing 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 levels!

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 expert Berel Lang.

Our recently established Judaic Studies Road Show provides lectures from UConn’s world-class faculty on a wide variety of topics in Judaic Studies to synagogues, JCCs, high schools, libraries, and other community institutions across the state of Connecticut.

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 and centers across the University to fund various lectures and projects of mutual interest.