CU Boulder host an evening with award-winning journalist Ariel Sabar

Feb. 7, 2018

Ariel Sabar, an award-winning author and journalist, will host a public lecture titled “Paradise Lost and Found,” which will focus on his best-selling book, My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.

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Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah and the exuberant joy of teaching

Feb. 7, 2018

Professor Nan Goodman sits down with the College of Arts and Sciences to explain why Jewish mysticism is important, why her course on the topic is so unique and express just how much pleasure she derives from teaching it.


Collaborative effort aims to bolster artists, scholars

Dec. 1, 2017

David Shneer is hoping to arrange a half-dozen hookups on the University of Colorado Boulder campus next year — in a way that’s never been done before. The goal is to boost scholars’ creativity and to boost artists’ depth.


Innovative CU Program trains scholars in the literature of the Sephardic Diaspora

May 3, 2017

The second annual Mediterranean Summer Skills Seminar – an innovative program organized by the CU Mediterranean Studies Group – will be held May 22-26 at the University of Colorado Boulder. Participants in this year’s seminar, titled “Reading Ladino/Judezmo,” will have a crash course in reading manuscripts produced by Spanish-Jewish exiles...


Russian Jewish immigrants, from rescue to rejection

April 25, 2017

Russian Jewish American artists, scholars examine the immigrant experience at a time of increasing threat.


Panel mulls religion and human rights After the 2016 election

March 29, 2017

This year’s public panel discussion, “Religion and Human Rights After the 2016 Election,” will take place Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in Eaton Humanities 250, 1610 Pleasant Street, on the CU Boulder campus.


Why Mendelssohn (Moses, not Felix) matters

Feb. 28, 2017

Elias Sacks, CU Boulder assistant professor or religious studies, makes a case for the contemporary relevance of an Enlightenment superstar.

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Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script

Dec. 22, 2016

Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a leading philosopher of the late Enlightenment.

Barry and Sue Baer have deep roots in Boulder and strong ties to CU-Boulder. The director of the Program in Jewish Studies describes them as “vibrant and valuable members of our extended community.” Photo courtesy of Barry and Sue Baer.

Alums give back to CU, city in multiple ways

Dec. 3, 2015

Sue Baer loves to write, loves children and wants to help others. So it’s no surprise that her newest children’s book tackles a grown-up issue: children with autism. It’s one of many ways she and her husband, Barry, use their time and resources in the service of others.