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Deadline Extended! Call for Applications: 2019-2020 Graduate Assistant Positions

March 6, 2019

The Program in Jewish Studies invites applications for two Graduate Assistant Positions for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please see the details below. **Classes TBA. Students may be selected for only one position.** The extended deadline for all application submissions is Friday, April 12, 2019 by 5:00PM. CU graduate students from...

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New Israel/Palestine Professor to Begin Teaching

Jan. 10, 2019

The Program in Jewish Studies is excited to announce that Professor Hilary Falb Kalisman, the Program's Endowed Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies, will begin teaching courses this spring semester. Professor Kalisman has a PhD in History from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Middle East Studies from Brown...

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CU Student Lior Gross Creates Gender-Inclusive Hebrew Language with Instructor Eyal Rivlin

Dec. 20, 2018

CU Boulder student Lior Gross (left) and the Program in Jewish Studies' Instructor Eyal Rivlin (right) launched their new gender-inclusive Hebrew language in October 2018. The project began last year when Gross, who identifies as gender nonbinary, was faced the difficult task of describing themselves or what they are doing...

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"Think the Bible is fully understood?" Professor Sam Boyd Featured in the CU Arts & Sciences Magazine

Dec. 5, 2018

Sam Boyd , Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, was recently interviewed by the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine. In the article, Professor Boyd talks about his research on the Bible and how these ancient texts are still so relevant today. Boyd didn’t always want to become a professor...

Open Letter to Our Students

Oct. 31, 2018

These are dark times. Over the course of a single week, we witnessed the massacre of eleven Jews in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018 at the Tree of Life synagogue by a man who shouted “I just want to kill Jews,” the killing of two African-Americans in Louisville, Kentucky on...

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Professor Samuel Boyd Gives Talk During CU's Research and Innovation Week

Oct. 18, 2018

On Wednesday, October 17, Samuel Boyd, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, presented his research in a "TED-style" talk at the Dairy Art Center as part of the University of Colorado's first Research and Innovation Week. Nine faculty members from CU gave short, five-minute elevator pitches to the...

Call for Applications: Spring 2019 GA and GRA Positions

Oct. 11, 2018

The Program in Jewish Studies invites applications for one Graduate Assistant position and one Graduate Research Assistant position for Spring 2019. Please see details below. **Students are permitted to submit one application for both positions (GRA and GA). Students must specify their intention to apply for both positions and address...

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Scholarship, Fellowship, & Research Opportunities in Jewish Studies – Fall 2018

Oct. 10, 2018

Each academic year, the Program in Jewish Studies offers a number of research, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities for CU Boulder undergraduate and graduate students. Follow the links below for more information on how to apply to our Fall opportunities! Jump to Undergraduate Opportunities Jump to Graduate Opportunities Undergraduate Opportunities Freshman...

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"‘Western Culture’ and Where it Really Came From" and Upcoming Talk with Brian A. Catlos

Sept. 20, 2018

Brian A. Catlos , Professor of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and Director of the CU Mediterranean Studies Group, recently published an article titled "‘Western Culture’ and Where it Really Came From" on Hurst Publishers' website. In this article, he discusses immigration, how "no one 'owns' culture and it is never...

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Now Hiring: Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Jewish Studies

Sept. 19, 2018

The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Women and Gender Studies invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level for social science candidates working on women and gender in Jewish culture, religion, or politics. Historical period is open. We are interested in candidates from the...