Environmental Progress amidst Middle East Conflict
11 September 2023 / 12:30PM
with Tal Alon (Tel Aviv Univ.)
Oak Hall 438, Storrs
The Jews of Summer - Book Talk with the Author
12 September 2023 / 7:00PM
with Sandra Fox (New York Univ.)
Mandell JCC, West Hartford
Film Screening: The Secrets of the Great Synagogue of Vilna
2 October 2023 / 7:00 PM
with Loic Salfati and Sam Kassow
UHart Wilde Auditorium
World Poetry presents: A Bilingual Reading from Soul House
9 November 2023 / 3:30 PM
with Mireille Gansel and Joan Seliger Sidney
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center
Talk: A Jewish Dante? Examining the cultural hybridity of Immanuel of Rome
16 November 2023 / 12:15 - 1:45 PM
with Dana Fishkin (Touro University in New York City)
In-Person: Oak Hall 236
Hybrid Option: [Zoom]
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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.
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.
The Center for Judaic Studies partners with and receives program funding from Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford to continue the growth and vitality of our Jewish Community. The allocation of funds is used to sponsor transformative academic programs, support speakers and guest lecturers, engage students and community alike, and deepen connections among Jewish people locally and globally. To learn more about the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford please visit: www.jewishhartford.org.
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.