Samira Mehta

Samira Mehta interviewed by Interfaith Voices Radio

May 15, 2024

Samira Mehta discusses how words like “sacred,” “ensoulment,” “mother,” and “baby” have been used by both sides of the culture war over reproductive rights and how they have changed our perception of pregnancy. Listen to the podcast here.

Samira Mehta

Samira Mehta publishes an article in the Conversation on Asian Jewish Americans

May 15, 2024

"May is both Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month. Two entirely separate commemorations for two entirely separate communities, right? Think again. Not only do Asian American Jews exist, but we come from a variety of places and come to Judaism in a...

CU Boulder student viewing the Know Your Nosh: Food, Jewishness, & Identity exhibit in Norlin Library. (Lucy Adlen/CU Independent)

The 2022-24 Embodied Judaism exhibit was featured in the CU Independent.

April 1, 2024

The Know Your Nosh exhibit: Exploring the significance of food in Jewish identity As part of the university’s Embodied Judaism Series, the exhibit explores the role of food and agriculture within Jewish cultural, national and political identities. It also uses food to delve into the connection between the United States,...

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan

Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan publishes new book with Yad Vashem

Feb. 28, 2024

Prof. Pegelow Kaplan's latest book entitled Taking the Transnational Turn: The German-Jewish Press and Journalism Beyond Borders, 1933-1943 recently appeared (in Hebrew) with Yad Vashem Publications in Jerusalem. In his study, Pegelow Kaplan calls for a rereading of German-Jewish journalism during the Nazi period based on transnational approaches. His work...

Rebecca Wartell

Prof. Wartell to give a talk on Conversos & The Inquisition

Feb. 16, 2024

Prof. Rebecca Wartell will give a talk on Conversos and The Inquisition on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 with Kavod Senior Life at the JCC. For information and registration, go to

Eyal Rivlin

Eyal Rivlin Wins Prestigious Teaching Award

Jan. 29, 2024

Eyal Rivlin received the Best Should Teach Gold Award. With this award, Professor Rivlin joins an elite group of dedicated scholars who demonstrate exceptional teaching and academic leadership, exemplifying award founders Lindley and Marguerite Stiles’ message, “The Best Should Teach.” Congratulations, Professor Rivlin!

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan interviewed for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan. 29, 2024

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan was interviewed by CU Boulder Today for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. You can read the article here .

"Shabbat" by Lynne Feldman

Know Your Nosh: Exhibition on Jewish food opens at the University Libraries

Jan. 19, 2024

A new exhibition, " Know Your Nosh: Food, Jewishness & Identity ", is on display in Norlin Library on the third floor outside of the Rare and Distinctive (RaD) Collections classroom (Room N345). This exhibition is the fifth installment of the Embodied Judaism Series and its development—researching, selecting materials and...

Rebecca Wartell

Rebecca Wartell gives a talk on Sephardic Jewish history and culture

Jan. 17, 2024

Professor Rebecca Wartell will give a talk on Wednesday, January 17 at Congregation Bonai Shalom on Sephardic Jewish history and culture. Professor Wartell will discuss the recent novel Kantika by Elizabeth Graver. The book tells the saga of one family’s migration path across the Mediterranean from Istanbul to Barcelona and...

Kalisman holding copy of her book

Hilary Falb Kalisman discusses her award-winning book in a new podcast episode

Jan. 10, 2024

Check out the new podcast episode, "Schooling the Nation," on The Tel Aviv Review! Hilary Falb-Kalisman, Professor of History and Jewish Studies, discusses her book, Teachers as State Builders: Education and the Making of the Modern Middle East . You can listen here: