Students participating in Liora Halperin's classroom

Two New Major Concentrations in Jewish Studies

April 20, 2017

The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to announce an exciting change to the structure of the Major in Jewish Studies! Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies may now choose from one of the following two major concentrations: Culture Intensive Concentration , in which students will pursue...

Professor David Shneer

Legalizing 2nd Class Citizenship: Legislation's Role in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and What We can Learn from It in Contemporary America

April 20, 2017

Professor David Shneer will give a public lecture on Monday, April 24 at the Colorado State Legislature in honor of Holocaust Commemoration Day 2017. In this lecture, Professor Shneer will talk about the Legislation's role in the Holocaust and what contemporary American can learn from it. Professor David Shneer is...

Rabbi Zalman Schacther-Shalomi

Announcing the New Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections Website

April 12, 2017

The Program in Jewish Studies and University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives are pleased to announce the launch of the new Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections website . The website highlights materials held in the 21 Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections and enables users to explore finding aids, audio/visual materials, photos, and...

Sam Boyd

CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture Series heads to Carbondale

March 24, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Peak to Peak Lecture Series and the CU Carbondale Speakers Series present a talk with CU Boulder Professor Samuel Boyd titled " Magic, the Bible, and the Biblical Imagination in Jewish Mysticism ” Saturday, April 15, 5:30 to 7 p.m. , at the Carbondale Branch...

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...