Nan Goodman

End of the Year Letter from Director Nan Goodman

May 31, 2016

In Act I, Scene 1 of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” the character known as Grandpa, the patriarch of the eccentric Vanderhof family, returns home after attending the graduation ceremony at Columbia University, which he does every year for the sheer...

Elias Sacks

Elias Sacks Publishes Article on Franz Rosenzweig, Forthcoming Book Appearing in Fall 2016

May 23, 2016

Elias Sacks , Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Jewish Studies, recently published an essay in the Jewish Review of Books. Entitled “ Saving the World ,” the essay explores recent scholarship on the German-Jewish thinker Franz Rosenzweig and his near-conversion to...

Eyal Rivlin

Eyal Rivlin Receives CU-Engage Fellowship

May 20, 2016

Eyal Rivlin , Hebrew Language Instructor, received a CU-Engage Fellowship as part of a cohort of faculty spearheading community-based learning initiatives on campus. Professor Rivlin, who will be leading the Jewish Studies Internship during the 2016-2017 academic year, relays that the class "will be designed to create a dialogue between...

Yonatan Malin

Yonatan Malin Publishes Article on Jewish Cantillation

May 20, 2016

Yonatan Malin, Associate Professor of Music and Jewish Studies, published " Eastern Ashkenazi Biblical Cantillation: An Interpretive Musical Analysis " in Yuval , the online journal of the Jewish Music Research Centre at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He will be presenting current research on relations between music analysis and...

Hebrew students performing

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...

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