"One of Natania Bloch’s earliest memories was waking up with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire open on her lap. A devoted fan of the fantasy series, 5-year-old Natania fell asleep reading about Harry outfoxing a dragon to retrieve a golden egg.
And while she didn’t know it then, Bloch would return to the magical world of Harry Potter as inspiration for writing her honors thesis."
The Program in Jewish Studies Annual Newsletter is now available!
The Program in Jewish Studies explores Jewish culture, history, society and thought from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. The Program reflects the core goals of Colorado’s flagship university: to provide an outstanding liberal arts education, to foster critical thought and to instill a keen appreciation of humanity’s interrelatedness and diversity.
Professor Hilary Kalisman, Assistant Professor of History and Endowed Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies in the Program in Jewish Studies article, A World of Tomorrow: Diaspora Intellectuals and Liberal Thought in the 1950s was published on April 9, 2021 in Journal of Palestine Studies. You can access it here.
The Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder mourns the horrific killing of ten people at a King Sooper’s in our own community of Boulder on Monday, March 22, 2021. The victims were senselessly killed as they were going about their daily lives in a supermarket that...
A collection of archival holdings focused on Judaism and the Jewish-American experience from roughly the late 1940s to the present. Learn more about the materials currently housed in our PHAJ Collections.
The Program in Jewish Studies hosts a number of events that are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and community members throughout the academic year. Check out our events page to see what exciting events we have!