Tyler Lehrer

Tyler Lehrer Wins Ray Hauser Award

March 24, 2016

Tyler A. Lehrer , MA candidate in Religious Studies and Outreach and Adminstrative Coordinator for the Program in Jewish Studies, won the Ray Hauser Award from the University of Colorado Graduate School to travel to Sri Lanka to conduct MA thesis research. This award is given in recognition of Ray...

Kathryn Huether

Kathryn Huether Awarded Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace

March 24, 2016

Kathryn Huether , M.A. Candidate in the Department of Religious Studies, has been awarded a Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. The language fellowship provides full room, board, and tuition to attend one of Middlebury College’s Language Schools. These 100 fellowships are made possible by...

Brian Catlos

Brian Catlos to Participate in Two Day Colloquium on Mediterranean Jewry at Università di Salento

March 24, 2016

On May 30–31, Brian Catlos , Professor of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and Director of the CU Mediterranean Studies Group, has been invited to take part in "The Intimate Sea: Jews, Families, and Networks in the Mediterranean, " a two day colloquium sponsored by the Berman Center for Jewish Studies...

Alexis Aaeng

Alexis Aaeng Receives Yiddish Book Center Fellowship

March 24, 2016

Alexis Aaeng, who is graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a double Major in Jewish Studies and History in Spring 2016, received a competitive yearlong fellowship at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA for the academic year 2016-2017. The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program offers recent college...


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...