Headshot of Professor Brian Catlos

Brian Catlos Receives Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service from the Boulder Faculty Association

March 10, 2017

Dr. Brian Catlos was awarded a 2017 Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service by the Boulder Faculty Association for his work on Mediterranean Studies and the CU Mediterranean Studies Group at CU Boulder. This award honors excellence in teaching, service, and research to nominated CU Boulder faculty members. Congratulations,...

Directors of Jewish/Judaic Studies' Joint Statement on Immigration Ban

Feb. 6, 2017

In early May 1939, the United States government refused to admit the roughly 900 Jewish refugees on board the SS St. Louis then circling off the coast of Florida. The ship was forced to return to Europe, and while some passengers found refuge in other countries, many died in the...

Meghan Zibby

Meghan Zibby accepted into CU Employee Leadership and Management Certificate Program

Feb. 2, 2017

Meghan Zibby , Executive Manager of the Program in Jewish Studies, was recently accepted into the CU Employee Leadership and Management Certificate Program , offered through the University of Colorado Department of Human Resources and the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program. This four course certificate program includes classes on project...

Student Highlight - Clara Sharfstein

Student Highlight - Emily Sharfstein

Jan. 24, 2017

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Emily Sharfstein transferred to CU Boulder from Oglethorpe University, a small liberal arts school. While Emily enjoys all of the opportunities going to a large institution provides, she loves that being a part of the Program in Jewish Studies means knowing all of her professors and...

Gavin Coulson

Student Highlight - Gavin Coulson

Jan. 18, 2017

Gavin Coulson is currently a Senior at CU Boulder, and comes to us from Albuquerque. He is majoring in Jewish Studies and Japanese Language and Culture. Gavin says that although this may seem like a strange combination of majors to some, he views it as the perfect opportunity to combine...

Call for Applications: Archive Graduate Research Assistant Appointment, Spring 2017

Jan. 17, 2017

The Program in Jewish Studies invites applications to serve as a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archives under the direction of Professor Nan Goodman this Spring 2017. This is a 30% appointment for 12 hours per week. The position carries a tuition remission for 6 credit...

Professor David Shneer

David Shneer performs "Art is My Weapon," conducts research in Paris

Jan. 17, 2017

In November, David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, and his musical collaborator Jewlia Eisenberg performed Art is My Weapon: The Radical Musical Life of Lin Jaldati at Temple University and as the DeVoy Visiting Artist-in-Residence at...

Assistant Professor Elias Sacks

Elias Sacks publishes book on Moses Mendelssohn and article on contemporary religious thought

Jan. 17, 2017

Elias Sacks , Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Jewish Studies, recently published his first book, Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism (Indiana University Press, 2017). Sacks also published an article on Moses Mendelssohn, Franz Rosenzweig, and contemporary religious thought:...

Assistant Professor Yonatan Malin

Yonatan Malin presents talk on "Understanding Jewish Music"

Jan. 11, 2017

Yonatan Malin , Associate Professor of Music Theory and Jewish Studies, presented a talk on “Understanding Jewish Music” in the First Friday series at Congregation Bonai Shalom in Boulder, CO. He introduced elements that contribute to the power of Jewish music with examples from traditional nusach, a modern niggun, and...

Director Nan Goodman

Director Nan Goodman publishes article on Sabbatai Sevi

Jan. 11, 2017

Nan Goodman , Director of the Program in Jewish Studies and Professor of English, publishes "Sabbatai Sevi and the Ottoman Jews in Increase Mather’s The Mystery of Israel’s Salvation, ” in New Approaches to Puritan Studies , ed. Bryce Traister, Cambridge University Press.