Jewish Studies Interns Reflect on Social Justice

March 21, 2016

The following are excerpts from the final papers of students in Professor Nan Goodman’s Jewish Studies Internship class, Fall 2015. The students were asked to apply one of the concepts of social justice explained in Jill Jacobs’s There Shall be No Needy to the work they did in their internships...

Liora Halperin

Liora Halperin gives "Israel Studies Today" Lecture at University of Washington

March 21, 2016

Liora Halperin , Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, spoke about her research at the University of Washington in Seattle on January 25, 2016 as part of a new series at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at UW called " Beyond the Binary: Israel Studies Today ," which...

Naomi Seidman

Naomi Seidman's Visit to CU Highlighted in CU Arts & Sciences Magazine

Feb. 26, 2016

The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome Naomi Seidman, Koret Professor of Jewish Culture at the Graduate Theological Union, as the 2016 Sondra and Howard Bender Visiting Scholar . Seidman's visit was recently highlighted in the Colorado Art & Sciences Magazine . Read the full article below. Learn...

Moshe Kornfeld

Moshe Kornfeld Completes Freedom Seder Exhibit, To Present in Two Sessions at Upcoming AJS Conference

Dec. 11, 2015

Moshe Kornfeld, postdoctoral fellow in Jewish studies, finished his work as lead curator for the Freedom Seder exhibit , which is now on display on the second floor of Norlin Library. At the Freedom Seder symposium , Kornfeld presented concluding remarks, reflecting on social justice seders as examples of re-enchantment...

Elias Sacks

Elias Sacks Presents at AAR, to Serve as Co-Chair of Upcoming Society of Jewish Ethics Meeting

Dec. 11, 2015

Elias Sacks, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Jewish Studies, recently spoke at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta and at a conference on “ This World and the World to Come in Jewish Belief and Practice...

Sasha Senderovich

Sasha Senderovich Presents on Russian Jewish American Writers

Dec. 8, 2015

Sasha Senderovich , Assistant Professor of Russian Studies and Jewish Studies, presented a paper on how contemporary Soviet-born American Jewish writers respond to the idea of "the Soviet Jew" that emerged in the West during the Cold War, at the annual conference of the Association of Slavic, East European, and...

Nick Underwood

Nick Underwood Publishes Article in Urban History, to Present at Upcoming AJS in Boston

Dec. 8, 2015

Cambridge University Press' Urban History , has published via Firstview (their digital, pre-print publishing method) the special section titled "Beyond the Pletzl: Jewish Urban Histories of Interwar France,” which History and Jewish Studies PhD Candidate Nick Underwood , along with Meredith Scott-Weaver and Erin Corber, produced. The section includes three...

David Shneer

David Shneer Presents on Recent Book, Publishes Articles, Returns to Musical Roots

Dec. 8, 2015

David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies , committed to using his sabbatical to stretch his scholarly self in new directions. To that end, this fall, he presented his book, Lin Jaldati: Trümmerfrau der Seele , in...

Tyler Lehrer

Tyler Lehrer Presents at Annual AAR Conference, Prepares for Research in Sri Lanka

Dec. 8, 2015

Tyler Lehrer , Outreach & Administrative Coordinator for the Program in Jewish Studies and MA Candidate in Religious Studies, recently presented a paper at the annual American Academy of Religion conference in Atlanta, GA on November 22nd. Tyler's paper, “Reframing Authority: Buddhist Blogging and the Theravāda Bhikkhunī Ordination Dispute” was...

Liora Halperin

Liora Halperin Publishes Article in Journal of Social History, Gives Invited Talks

Dec. 8, 2015

Liora Halperin , Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, published an article, " A Murder in the Grove: Conceptions of Justice in an Early Zionist Colony " in the Winter 2015 issue of the Journal of Social History. Prof. Halperin gave an invited talk at Colorado College on December...