Established in 2003, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unites the general public, students and faculty from various academic disciplines who share a common passion for a deeper understanding of Jewish history, culture and thought.
Learn about the major, two minors, graduate certificate, study abroad and course offeringsLearn More
The Center hosts community lectures, academic symposia, lunch seminars, film screenings and major conferencesLearn More
Everything the Center provides is made possible by private support.
Gifts to the Center count toward the University’s campaign goal.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
All events in fall 2020 and spring 2021 will be remote events held via Zoom.
“I knew that I would pursue Jewish studies when I transferred to UNC, and I’m glad that I was able to incorporate a study abroad experience into the Jewish studies program. I would like to offer my gratitude to Stuart Eizenstat whose support enabled me to participate in the summer Holocaust in Poland trip.
“I dove headfirst into exploring the uses of 3D modeling for archaeology. This exploration led to my dissertation topic on ancient synagogues. I traveled to Israel on a summer stipend from the Center to take photographs of the synagogue floor remains and turned those images into 3D models that users could view, rotate and now even explore in a virtual reality environment.”
“I have been offered a postdoctoral position in Judaic Studies at Virginia Tech. Since my new position is in Judaic Studies, and I received my doctorate from UNC’s Religious Studies program, there is little doubt that the Center’s Certificate in Jewish Studies gave the search committee added confidence in my ability to teach and conduct research in the field of Jewish Studies.”
“I had the unique privilege of traveling to New York City last winter, after receiving a generous research grant from the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, to complete some archival research for my undergraduate senior honors thesis.”
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