Upcoming Events Fall 2022

SEPTEMBER

Sep
11
Sun

 

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2022 Descendants of the Shoah Conference

11 September 2022 / 10:00AM - 4:00PM

IN-PERSON Mandell JCC

Registration [here]

Sep
11
Sun

 

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Trampled Manuscripts - The Lost Klezmer Music of The An-Ski Expeditions

11 September 2022 / 4:00 - 5:15PM

IN-PERSON Concert at Mandell JCC

Sep
22
Thu

 

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"The Rescuers" 10th Anniversary Screening & Post Film Discussion

22 September 2022 / 6:45 PM

with Voices of Hope, moderated by Avinoam Patt

IN-PERSON Mandell JCC

Tickets [here]

Sep
29
Thu

 

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"The Jews of the Forest" Author Talk with Rebecca Frankel

29 September 2022 / 4:00 - 5:30 PM

IN-PERSON UHart Wilde Auditorium

Registration [here]

OCTOBER

Oct
22
Sat

 

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Live Comedy with YidLife Crisis (Montréal)

22 October 2022 / 8:00 PM

IN-PERSON Mandell JCC

Tickets [here]

Oct
25
Tue

 

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Reimagining Sinai and Transforming the Torah in Ancient Judaism

25 October 2022 / 7:00 PM

with Kevin Mattison (UConn)

Zoom Lecture

Registration [here]

Oct
27
Thu

 

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Picturing the Pandemic - Images from the Pandemic Journal Project

27 October 2022 / 5:00 PM

IN-PERSON Hartford Public Library

More information and registration [here]

NOVEMBER

Nov
3
Thu

 

Passports for Palestine: Forged Travel Documents and American Volunteers in Israel's War of Independence

3 November 2022 / 7:00 PM

with Amy Weiss (UConn / UHart)

Zoom Lecture

Registration [here]

Nov
10
Thu

 

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2022 UConn Judaic Studies Kristallnacht Lecture: Americans and the Holocaust

10 November 2022 / 7:30 PM

with Daniel Greene (Northwestern University)

Zoom Lecture

Registration [here]


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Acknowledgements

 
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.

Additional endowments such as the Ishier Jacobson Fund for Judaic & Middle Eastern Studies sponsors the Maria and Ishier Jacobson Lecture held annually at the UConn Stamford campus; and the Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture in Judaic Studies is held annually, featuring such speakers as Dr. Susannah Heschel.

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.