Read Zilla Goodman's Speech Honoring David Shneer

May 26, 2015

David Shneer has been Director of the Jewish Studies Program since his arrival at the University of Colorado in 2008. When David first arrived at CU in 2008 the program was just about two years old, offered a Certificate in Jewish Studies and the university had only two faculty positions...

Liora Halperin

Liora Halperin Awarded Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies

May 26, 2015

Liora Halperin , Assistant Professor of History, was awarded the Shapiro Award for best book in Israel Studies from the Association for Israel Studies, for her book Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 . Prof. Halperin also taught an intensive 5-session course in modern Jewish...

Sasha Senderovich and Gary Shteyngart

Sasha Senderovich receives prestigious grants to write book "Seekers of Happiness"

May 25, 2015

Sasha Senderovich , Assistant Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies, will be on research leave during the academic year 2015-2016, supported by fellowships from CU Boulder's Center for Humanities and the Arts and Harvard University's Center for Jewish Studies. He has also received a grant...

Students on Global Seminar to Israel, summer 2014

PJS Announces First-ever Professorship in Israel/Palestine Studies

April 22, 2015

The Program in Jewish Studies is excited to announce its launch of an endowed Professorship in Israel/Palestine Studies, thanks to an anonymous gift of $500,000. The Israel/Palestine Studies Professorship, highlighted in a recent article in Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine by Clint Talbott (below), will formalize the program’s commitment to...

Nick Underwood

Graduate Student Nick Underwood Receives Two Prestigious Awards

March 11, 2015

Nick Underwood , PhD Candidate in History, was recently granted two prestigious fellowships. Underwood received a dissertation fellowship from the James R., Anne M., and R. Jane Emerson (McCall) Student Support Fund in the Humanities , one of CU-Boulder's most distinguished graduate fellowships. He was also awarded the Joseph Kremen...

Eyal Rivlin

Eyal Rivlin to lead Hebrew Kirtan

March 10, 2015

Eyal Rivlin is be co-leading the monthly Hebrew Kirtan (ecstatic chanting) Shabbat Service for Congregation Nevei Kodesh. This is free and open to the public. The next service will take place Friday, March 20 @ 7PM-9PM at Congregation Nevei Kodesh, 1925 Glenwood Drive, and will be an ongoing event. Rivlin...

Moshe Kornfeld

PJS Welcomes Visiting Professor Moshe Kornfeld

March 6, 2015

The Program in Jewish Studies is excited to welcome visiting professor, Moshe Kornfeld, PhD . This Spring 2015, Professor Kornfeld is teaching Topics in Judaism: Post-Holocaust American Judaism (JWST/RLST 4260/5260 /ANTH 4050) . Originally from Haifa and Rochester, NY, Professor Kornfeld conducted his dissertation fieldwork in New Orleans. His dissertation,...

Sam Boyd

PJS Welcomes Visiting Professor Sam Boyd

March 6, 2015

The Program in Jewish Studies is excited to welcome Sam Boyd, PhD , as a visiting faculty member in Jewish Studies and Religious Studies. Professor Boyd is teaching Spring 2015 course JWST/RLST 2600 Judaism Christianity, Islam . Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Professor Boyd came to CU-Boulder from Chicago, where...

Babel in Zion by Prof. Liora Halperin

Liora Halperin to give special author talk on Babel in Zion

March 6, 2015

Join us for a special book talk by Liora Halperin , Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, on her recent publication, Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 , presented as part of the CU at the Boulder JCC: A Scholars Serie s . Special...

Brian Catlos

Brian Catlos plans conference at University of San Diego, speaks to Duke University

March 6, 2015

Brian Catlos , Professor of Religious Studies, will be organizing and moderating three panels at this year's American Association of Italian Studies Conference in Boulder, CO, March 26-29, 2015, entitled "Italy in the Mediterranean I: Conflict," "Italy in the Mediterranean II: Images," and "Italy in the Mediterranean III: Identities." With...