Upcoming Events Spring 2022

MARCH

Mar
24
Thurs

 

"Adventures in Jewish Puppet and Spectacle Performance" with panelists Jenny Romaine, Matthew Cohen and Steve Abrams

24 March 2022 / 7:00 - 8:30 PM ET

VIRTUAL

Zoom Registration [here]

Mar
28
Mon

 

Discussion of The Feature Film, "Plan A" with Professor Dina Porat

28 March 2022 / 1:30 PM ET

VIRTUAL

Zoom Registration [here]

Mar
28
Mon

 

Discussion of Human Rights Film + Series: Tacheles- Heart Of The Matter 

28 March 2022 / 3:30 - 4:45  PM ET

VIRTUAL

Zoom Registration [here]

Mar
30
Wed

 

MODI

Stand Up Comedy Performance

30 March 2022 / 7:00  PM ET

IN PERSON

Student Union Theatre at UConn Storrs Campus

Reserve Your Seat by Email [judaicstudies@uconn.edu]

APRIL

Apr
5
Tues

 

Why Do You Think They Call It The Oldest Hatred? Antisemitism Past & Present with Dr. William Brustein

5 April 2022 / 4:00  PM ET

IN PERSON

Approved Honors Event

Konover Auditorium in Dodd Center for Human Rights

Apr
7
Thurs

 

Discussion of Feature Film, "Blue Box" With Professor Yechiam Weitz

6 April 2022 / 1:30  PM ET

VIRTUAL

Zoom Registration  [here]

PAST EVENTS

NOVEMBER

Nov
8
Mon

 

Maurice Sendak

EXHIBITION FORMAL OPENING & KRISTALLNACHT LECTURE

Vilde Khayes/Wild Things: Childhood in the Eyes of Maurice Sendak

8 November 2021 / 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Clara Nguyen (UConn Archives & Special Collections) and Dr. Avinoam Patt (Director)

HYBRID: Doris & Simon Konover Auditorium + Zoom Registration [here]

Nov
17
Wed

 

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"The Trials of Stella Goldschlag: Nazi Victim, Holocaust Survivor, and War Criminal?"

17 November 2021 / 12:30PM

Faculty Colloquium with Prof. Laura Jockusch (Brandeis University)

Virtual

REGISTER HERE

SEPTEMBER

Sept
14
Tue

 

The Paradoxes of Identity in a Time of Conversion

14 September 2021 / 5:30 - 7:00PM

Steven Kruger (CUNY)

UConn Stamford (+ livestream)

Sept
19
Sun

 

Mitka's Secret - Book Talk

19 September 2021 / 7:30PM

Joel N. Lohr, Lynn G. Beck, Steven W. Brallier, Avinoam Patt

Mandell JCC (+ livestream)

Sept
23
Thu

 

The Shifting Sands of Babyn Yar 80 Years On

23 September 2021 / 7:00PM

Dr. Martin Dean and Stu Abrams

Virtual

REGISTER HERE

OCTOBER

Oct
6
Wed

 

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The Eyzaguirre Lecture on "Eduardo Halfon and the Itinerary of Memory"

6 October 2021 / 3:00PM

Prof Marilyn Miller

Virtual

REGISTER HERE

Oct
7
Thu

 

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Eduardo Halfon in Conversation

7 October 2021 / 12:00PM

Eduardo Halfon and Marilyn Miller, moderated by Avinoam Patt

Virtual

REGISTER HERE

Oct
20
Wed

 

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Jewish Youth in Argentina

20 October 2021 / 7:00PM

Adriana Brodsky (St. Mary's College of Maryland)

Virtual

REGISTER HERE

Oct
26
Tue

 

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Voices of Survivors: How a Racist Attack in Germany Created an Unexpected Jewish-Muslim Alliance

26 October 2021 / 12:30PM

Esther Dischereit

Hybrid: Oak Hall 236 or via Zoom

REGISTER HERE

Oct
27
Wed

 

Patt senior booster shot

Israel's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

27 October 2021 / 12:30PM

Avi Weiss, Suzanne Patt Benvenisti and Nadav Davidovitch
(all from Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel)

Virtual

REGISTER HERE


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

Parking

 
Parking is available in the North and South garages on campus as well as at metered spaces. On weekends, and after 5:00 pm on weekdays, visitors as well as permit holders may park in any on-campus space not designated as reserved, restricted, or limited. Find out more about visitor parking on the Storrs campus. 

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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.