CU’s Peak to Peak Jewish speakers program moves to Zoom during coronavirus pandemic

July 29, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting its Peak to Peak Series, though the coronavirus pandemic means the annual program will be held through Zoom, with two more events scheduled for this summer. The events are free to attend and open to the public. Read the full article in the...

Sharing Jewish history and culture with Colorado communities

July 29, 2020

The Program in Jewish Studies announces summer Peak to Peak series line-up Holocaust memory, social justice, food and American legal history take center stage this summer as part of a newly reimagined Peak to Peak series . This series, organized by the Program in Jewish Studies with support from the...

A Call to Action from the Program in Jewish Studies

June 5, 2020

The Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder condemns the horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and so many other Black Americans. We denounce these brutal acts in the strongest possible terms, recognizing these killings both as unspeakable tragedies for the victims...

"Mrs. America: Feminism Then and Now" Panel Discussion, May 27, 2020

May 29, 2020

Professor Samira Mehta featured on May 27th panel 'Mrs. America: Feminism Then and Now' The Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is presenting a lively discussion of Mrs. America , the FX/Hulu miniseries on the battle for the ERA. "Drawing on the insights of historians, cultural critics, and activists of the time,...

Professor Samuel Boyd Featured on NPR's Podcast, On the Media

April 20, 2020

Samuel Boyd , Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, recently spoke with NPR's On the Media podcast about the long tradition of religious communities adapting when they're denied access to their houses of worship. He explains that there's a tension common across faith traditions between the idea that...

Professor Elias Sacks

Message from the Director: COVID-19 Response from the Program in Jewish Studies

March 20, 2020

As we complete our first full week of the “new normal” of online learning and remote work here at the University of Colorado Boulder, I write to you with an offer of support and a message of gratitude. First and foremost, I want to say that the Program in Jewish...

Professor Elias Sacks

Meet the Incoming Director of the Program in Jewish Studies, Elias Sacks

Dec. 31, 2019

We are excited to announce that Elias Sacks , Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, will begin his term as Director of the Program in Jewish Studies on January 1, 2020. We would also like to thank Professor Beverly Weber for serving as Interim Director during the Fall...

Professor Elias Sacks

Elias Sacks' Visit to the University of Virginia

Nov. 26, 2019

Elias Sacks , Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies and Incoming Director of the Program in Jewish Studies, recently visited the University of Virginia to lecture on Jewish thought and anti-intellectualism, give a colloquium on the Frankfurt School and critical theory, and lead discussions with undergraduate and graduate...

Rebecca Wartell

"Rabbis on refugees" Article Published by Rebecca Wartell

Nov. 25, 2019

Rebecca Wartell , Instructor in Jewish Studies, recently published an article in the Mediterranean Historical Review titled " Rabbis on refugees: theological responses to the treatment of converso migrants in the sixteenth-century Candia ." The article explores the treatment of converso refugees arriving in Crete in the mid-sixteenth century. Rabbinic...

Professor Nan Goodman

Professor Nan Goodman Delivers Talk at University of Sarajevo

Oct. 22, 2019

Earlier this month, Professor Nan Goodman delivered a talk titled “Hayonian Epistemology and the Tripartite Jewish God in the Age of Locke” at a conference on Nehemiah Hiyya Hayon at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina.