• Thuswaldner Lecture

    Professors Yaakov Ariel [left] and Jonathan Hess [right] with Gregor Thuswaldner at the Oct 16th lecture, titled: Between Utopia and Reality: Stefan Zweig’s Europe.   Our next event is Monday, November 13. Event details.

  • Campaign for Carolina

    On Oct. 6, 2017, Carolina launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign ever—For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina—a bold effort aimed at fostering an innovation generation prepared to lead the world to a better future through research and scholarship, example … Continued

  • Upcoming Event: Between Utopia and Reality: Stefan Zweig’s Europe

    Between Utopia and Reality: Stefan Zweig’s Europe Academic Lecture/Film Discussion with Gregor Thuswaldner, North Park University October 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Dey Hall Toy Lounge Details on event Directions/Parking Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) is known for his humanistic … Continued

  • Human Rights and Antisemitism in the Current Climate

    This Monday, Sept 11, NC Hillel presents a lecture titled: Human Rights and Antisemitism in the Current Climate. Starts at 7:30pm at the Genome Science Building. The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to be a co-sponsor. More event … Continued

  • Undergrad Internship

    The Lori and Eric Sklut Jewish Studies internship The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is accepting applications for a paid, undergraduate student intern for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are seeking an intern to focus on social media/digital media and … Continued

  • We’re Hiring!

    The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is hiring a part-time administrative support associate – advanced. The job description and application requirements can be found  online. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action … Continued

  • Huqoq Discoveries, Summer 2017

    Excavations by UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologist continue to yield stunning mosaics in ancient Galilean synagogue   A team of specialists and students led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness has uncovered additional mosaic scenes in the … Continued

  • Acting Director Michele Rivkin-Fish

    The Center’s Director, Professor Ruth von Bernuth, will be on a faculty research and study assignment from July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Michele Rivkin-Fish has kindly agreed to serve as Acting Director while Professor von Bernuth is on … Continued

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    Lori and Eric Sklut Undergraduate Interns

    Lori and Eric Sklut Undergraduate Internships in Jewish Studies — 2017-2018 The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is accepting applications for two paid, undergraduate student interns for the 2017-2018 academic year. We need an outgoing student who can attend campus … Continued

  • The Defiant Requiem

    ‘We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them’ Read about The Defiant Requiem, in the A&S Magazine: http://college.unc.edu/2017/03/31/defiant-requiem/ http://magazine.college.unc.edu/2017/03/defiant-requiem/

  • Jewish Food in the Global South

    March 2017 – This two-day symposium will explore Jewish food in and of the global South, a concept that references the historic diversity of the American South and its vibrant cultural intersections with the nation and the world over time. … Continued

  • Carolina’s Human Heart

    “Zog nit keyn mol az du geyst dem letstn veg” (Never say that you are going on your final road) is one of the best-known Partisan songs. Written by Hirsh Glik in the Vilna ghetto in 1943, it became widely … Continued

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    Faculty News

    Spring 2017 Faculty News: David Lambert’s book, How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture, won the 2016 American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Textual Studies. Jodi … Continued

  • Graduate Student 3D Model

    Brad Erickson, a graduate student in the department of Religious Studies, spent last summer creating three-dimensional models of several ancient synagogues in Israel. The project includes a 3D model of the synagogues and a high-detail image of each synagogue’s mosaic … Continued

  • Berlinger Exhibit

    Major Gift Supports Academics, Research and Community Outreach

     A new endowment, funded by anonymous donors, was established last academic year to support the capstone course in Jewish Studies. Funds will be utilized to assist faculty in developing new course content, to provide the financial means to arrange for … Continued

  • From the Director’s Desk: A Stellar Review

    The last academic year of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies was filled with several major events and activities, but perhaps most notable for the Center was our first external review. The review committee was on campus for two days … Continued

  • Excavations in Huqoq

    Excavations this summer in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, have revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor. The excavations are directed by Jodi Magness, a professor in the … Continued

  • Sam Kessler

    May 2016 graduates

    Two of our graduate students were hooded in May: Samuel Kessler and Annegret Oehme.   Annegret, who came from Germany in 2010 to enter the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies in order to study Old Yiddish, will soon start … Continued

  • Reconsidering Antisemitism

    The Center’s First Major, International Academic Conference The April 2016 Reconsidering Antisemitism: Past and Present conference gathered a group of 19 leading experts—which included scholars, journalists and a politician—in Chapel Hill for three days of intensive discussion. Several hundred students, … Continued