Spring 2018 Programming

Avinoam Patt Feb 6 2018 Tuesday

The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw

6 February 2018 / 12:30PM

Avinoam Patt

Humanities Institute Conference Rm, Babbidge Library, 4th fl

Roland Tec Feb 6 2018 Tuesday

From Generation to Generation

6 February 2018 / 5:30PM

Roland Tec

Stamford Campus: Multi-Purpose Rm 108

Shachar Pinsker Feb 26 2018 Monday

A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture

26 February 2018 / 12:30PM

Shachar Pinsker 

Oak Hall 236


Pinchas Giller March 5 2018 Monday

The Changing Face of Kabbalah Research

5 March 2018 / 12:30PM

Pinchas Giller

Humanities Institute Conference Rm, Babbidge Library, 4th fl

Forms of Authoritarianism Conference March 22 ThursdayAmerican Studies Program: Forms of Authoritarianism Conference

22 March 2018 / 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Ben Kiernan - Keynote Speaker

The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect St.

Joel Blatt March 29 ThursdayThe Challenges of Carlo and Nello Rosselli to Mussolini and Italian Fascism

29 March 2018 / 12:30PM

Joel Blatt

Stamford Campus: Multi-Purpose Rm 108

Tim Snyder April 16 MondayThe Holocaust as History and Warning

16 April 2018 / 4:30PM

Timothy Snyder

Konover Auditorium

Charles Kaiser April 17 Tuesday

A Model of Resistance: How one French family chose to fight the Nazis during the occupation of Paris

17 April 2018 / 5:30PM

Charles Kaiser

Stamford Campus: Multi-Purpose Rm 108

Susannah Heschel April 26

The Prophetic Tradition and the Civil Rights Movement: How Can We Respond to Antisemitism and the Rise of White Nationalism?

26 April 2018 / 7:00PM

Susannah Heschel

Charter Oak Cultural Center - Hartford

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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 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.