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.

Liora Halperin

Liora Halperin publishes article "Majority and Minority Language in the Middle East: The Case of Hebrew in Mandate Palestine"

Jan. 10, 2017

Liora Halperin , Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, and Endowed Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies, publishes article "Majority and Minority Language in the Middle East: The Case of Hebrew in Mandate Palestine," in Laura Robson (ed.) Minorities in the Modern Arab World: New Perspectives (Syracuse University Press, 2016).

Book Cover: Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script

Elias Sacks publishes first book "Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism"

Dec. 14, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Elias Sacks , Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, recently published his first book, Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism (Indiana University Press, 2016). Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a...

A Statement on Maintaining a Safe Learning Environment from the Program in Jewish Studies

Dec. 1, 2016

In the wake of recent incidents on campus (including one in a Sociology class and another in the Women’s Studies Cottage), which are disruptive to our campus mission and violate the University of Colorado’s policies on classroom behavior and civil conduct, the faculty and staff of the Program in Jewish...

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