READ the November statement from campus leadership: In a campus email, Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz and Provost J. Christopher Clemens called on the Carolina community to demonstrate how people of different backgrounds and perspectives can come together.
RESOURCES: read our November statement about services for the campus community.
READ our October statement and the Chancellor’s statement: In a campus message, Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz condemned the acts of terror in Israel by Hamas and offered resources to the Carolina community.
SUGGESTED READING: we’ve compiled a list of readings that may be of interest.
CAMPUS EVENTS: students, faculty and staff filled the auditorium for an event Nov 6: War in Gaza: a Discussion of the Origins, Strategy, and Ethics. View our event calendar below for upcoming lectures and check back for updates on additional programming.
ENROLLING: students are encouraged to explore all the JWST course offerings for Spring ’24, including the one-credit Confronting Antisemitism course.
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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“In a time of great uncertainty, the Goodman Dissertation Fellowship has provided me with one of the rarest resources one can find: time. There is no doubt that my dissertation has grown in quality thanks to this opportunity from the Center.”
“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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