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Eyal Rivlin Jams with Students in Second Annual Hebrew Shmooze-A-Palooza

April 5, 2016

On March 2, the Program in Jewish Studies hosted its second annual Hebrew Shmooze-A-Palooza, a musical celebration of the Hebrew and Yiddish classes at CU-Boulder. Lead by Eyal Rivlin , Hebrew Instructor at CU, students prepared musical arrangements in Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, and Yiddish and performed them for their...

Gregg Drinkwater

Gregg Drinkwater Conducts Research on American Judaism and Homosexuality

April 1, 2016

In late January and early February, Jewish studies graduate student Gregg Drinkwater visited two archives in New York City to do research toward his dissertation. Supported by a Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship , Drinkwater conducted research at the American Jewish Historical Society and the archive of the LGBT...

Nan Goodman

Director Nan Goodman on Thinking About Inclusive Excellence in Jewish Studies

April 1, 2016

After a sobering recent report on how excluded and ill at ease various groups of racially and ethnically identified students feel at the University of Colorado, faculty, staff, students, and administrators are turning their attention to issues of inclusivity with the goal of making the campus feel more like home...

Nick Underwood

Nick Underwood Gives Talk on Yiddish Culture and Interwar Paris at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

March 30, 2016

Nick Underwood , Ph.D. Candidate in History, presented the Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research on March 16, 2016. Nick's paper, “Yiddish Culture and Interwar Paris: The 1937 World’s Fair & The Modern Jewish Culture Pavilion,” argues that interwar Paris was an exciting, yet widely...

Adi Nester

Graduate Student Highlight: Six Questions with Adi Nester

March 30, 2016

1. What is your current program of study? I am currently in my second year of the PhD program at the department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature. I will technically be a candidate after I pass the defense section of my comprehensive exams on April 6. I am...

Chelsea WIlson Miller

IAFS/JWST Alum Chelsea Wilson Miller to Pursue Internship in the Hague

March 28, 2016

Chelsea Wilson Miller, (B.A., International Affairs, and Jewish Studies Valedictorian and Minor, 2014) received a fellowship award from the CUNY School of Law's Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice , which is a fellowship that aims to equip law students with international experience and expertise to become leaders in...

Elias Sacks

Elias Sacks Publishes two Articles on Moses Mendelssohn

March 28, 2016

Elias Sacks , Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Jewish Studies, recently published two articles on Moses Mendelssohn, a leading Enlightenment philosopher generally seen as the founder of modern Jewish theology. The first article — "Anarchy and Law: Mendelssohn on Philosophy and...

Sasha Senderovich

Sasha Senderovich Presents Research at the University of Illinois and Harvard

March 28, 2016

Sasha Senderovich , Assistant Professor of Russian Studies and Jewish Studies, is spending the current semester on research leave as a Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University. Prof. Senderovich presented a chapter of his book in progress, Seekers of Happiness: Mobility, Culture,...

Yonatan Malin

Yonatan Malin Talks about Ethnography and Analysis in Jewish Music Research

March 28, 2016

Yonatan Malin , Associate Professor of Music Theory and Jewish Studies, spoke about his research on February 1 at a colloquium in the College of Music at CU Boulder. Malin's talk, "Analytical Stories, Ethnography, and Cultural Values," focused on the stories that we tell with music analysis how these relate...

Tyler Lehrer

Tyler Lehrer Wins Ray Hauser Award

March 24, 2016

Tyler A. Lehrer , MA candidate in Religious Studies and Outreach and Adminstrative Coordinator for the Program in Jewish Studies, won the Ray Hauser Award from the University of Colorado Graduate School to travel to Sri Lanka to conduct MA thesis research. This award is given in recognition of Ray...

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