Upcoming Event: February 19 @ 5:30 pm: Malachi Hacohen, Duke University, will give this year’s Graduate Student Network academic lecture, titled: Jacob and Esau, Isaac and Ishmael : The Future of Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim Relations.The Holocaust and the State of Israel transformed the traditional paradigms of Jews’ Relations with non-Jews. Jacob & Esau, typologically Jews and Christians and traditionally enemies, have reconciled. Isaac & Yishmael, typologically Jews and Muslims and traditionally less hostile, have grown apart. This talk provides a panoramic overview of the changing dynamics of inclusion and inter-faith relations, viewed from a Jewish perspective. Event details. Event driving directions and parking information.

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.

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15th Anniversary Showcase

The community is invited to campus to experience what Jewish studies means at Carolina. This 15th Anniversary Showcase features our faculty and graduate students giving personal, short “Ted Talk” presentations and demonstrations that bring their research and expertise to life. … Continued

Noshing in North Carolina: Identity and Memory through Jewish Food

On December 14, 2017, Professor Berlinger hosted the final group exhibition curated by the students of FOLK/JWST 481: The Changing Lives of Jewish Objects. The exhibit was titled: Noshing in North Carolina: Identity and Memory through Jewish Food and it … Continued

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Our newest edition is hot off the press, featuring our campaign priorities, faculty and student news, and a message from our Acting Director.   Read it online now.   If you’d like a copied mailed to your home, just sign … Continued

Uhlman Family Seminar 2018

The Uhlman Family Seminar, a collaboration of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and Carolina Public Humanities, is scheduled for March 24, 2018   Recent controversies over monuments featuring leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy in the American Civil War … Continued

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Sam Kessler

Sam Kessler

“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.”

Tesla Lee

Tesla Lee ’16

“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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