David Shneer

David Shneer publishes new book, serves as "Tapestry of Jewish Learning" Keystone Speaker

Jan. 6, 2015

David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, is excited to announce the publication of Lin Jaldati: Trümmerfrau der Seele with Hentrich&Hentrich, a short biography about a Dutch Jewish Yiddish singer, who survived the Holocaust, was the last...

Sasha Senderovich

Sasha Senderovich presents at "New Wave of Russian-Jewish Cultural Production" Conference

Jan. 6, 2015

Sasha Senderovich , Assistant Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies, presented a paper on writers Gary Shteyngart, Anya Ulinich, and David Bezmozgis at the conference " The New Wave of Russian-Jewish Cultural Production " organized by Columbia University's Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East...

Elias Sacks

Elias Sacks presents at AAR and AJS

Jan. 6, 2015

Elias Sacks , Assistant Professor in Religious Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Jewish Studies, recently spoke at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Association for Jewish Studies. His papers -- entitled "Ritual Theory and Jewish Enlightenment: Mendelssohn and Contemporary Debates" and...

Brian Catlos

Brian Catlos wins prestigious Albert Hourani Book Award

Nov. 25, 2014

The Middle East Studies Association has awarded the 2014 Albert Hourani Book Award to Brian Catlos's Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, ca. 1050-1614 (Cambridge: 2014). At the awards ceremony held on November 23 in Washington DC the prize committee chair, Prof. Tayeb el-Hibri (Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, UM Amherst)...

Senderovich and Shteyngart

Sasha Senderovich moderates book event with Gary Shteyngart

Nov. 25, 2014

Sasha Senderovich , Assistant Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies moderated an event with the author Gary Shteyngart at Baruch College in New York centered on Shteyngart's memoir, Little Failure . The event was organized by Baruch's Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center .

Babel in Zion by Prof. Liora Halperin

Liora Halperin Publishes First Book, Babel in Zion

Nov. 20, 2014

We are excited to announce that Liora Halperin , Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, has recently published her first book, Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 . The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew, traditionally a language of Jewish liturgy and study, was a...

Nick Underwood

Meet Nick Underwood, PhD Candidate in History

Nov. 6, 2014

Nick Underwood , PhD Candidate in History, comes to CU from South Florida, and is currently completing his dissertation in Napa, CA. Nick has been highly involved with the Program in Jewish Studies, both working in the Jewish Studies office and being a part of the graduate student programming offered...

Liora Halperin

Prof. Halperin publishes in The Forward: "The Irony of Erasing Arabic"

Nov. 3, 2014

Read Professor Liora Halperin's recent article, " The Irony of Erasing Arabic ," which was recently published in The Forward .


Meet Chelsea Miller, Jewish Studies' 2014 Valedictorian

Oct. 23, 2014

Chelsea Miller graduated Jewish Studies Valedictorian in 2014, earning a Minor in Jewish Studies in addition to a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a certificate in Digital Arts and Media. She is currently the Community Coordinator for Gay Men's Health Crisis in Manhattan as part of the AVODAH...

Brian Catlos

Prof. Catlos' Recent Book "Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors" Appears in New Yorker

Oct. 22, 2014

The recent book Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors by Brian Catlos , Professor of Religious Studies, recently appeared in The New Yorker . Check out the New Yorker's Briefly Noted Book Review to read more.