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...

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"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.

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Professor David Shneer to Host Two "Indecent" Talkbacks in Denver

Sept. 3, 2019

David Shneer, Professor of History, Religious Studies, and Jewish Studies, recently worked as the Yiddish consultant for Indecent at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts . He will host two talkbacks after the play on Sunday, September 15, 1:30 PM and again on Friday, October 4, 7:30 PM. Learn...

Professor David Shneer

Professor David Shneer coaches cast of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ production of Indecent about Yiddish theater and how to make the guttural “r” when speaking Yiddish

Aug. 7, 2019

Yiddish Studies scholar David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies, and Jewish Studies, gave a workshop for the cast of the DCPA’s production of Indecent , the Paula Vogel meditation on Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance,” that was a hit...

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Now Hiring: Program Coordinator

July 11, 2019

Now Hiring: Program Coordinator for the Program in Jewish Studies The Program in Jewish Studies welcomes applications for a Program Coordinator. This position manages all operations for the Program in Jewish Studies in conjunction with the Director. This includes managing budgets and all grants, developing public programs, coordinating curriculum, developing...

Meet the New Director of the Program in Jewish Studies; Meghan Perea Promoted in Arts & Sciences

July 2, 2019

We are excited to announce the appointment of Professor Elias Sacks as the new Director of the Program in Jewish Studies. Professor Sacks succeeds Professor Nan Goodman , who will continue to serve as a faculty member with the Program in Jewish Studies and Department of English. This fall, Professor...

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