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Promoting a
Deeper
Understanding

of Jewish History, Culture and Thought

 

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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Video: Programs for Undergrads

The Center’s Lori and Eric Sklut Undergraduate Intern in Jewish Studies has created a short video for other undergraduates interested in academic courses and major/minors, the Center’s events program, Study Abroad opportunities, and grants program.   View on our YouTube … Continued

Recruiting Three Faculty Positions in Jewish Studies

Three Faculty Positions in Jewish Studies The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is excited to announce three faculty recruitments to promote a deeper understanding of Jewish history, culture and thought.  The … Continued

Now Recruiting: Women’s and Gender Studies

Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies   The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) seeks to appoint, beginning Fall of academic year 2022-23, a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose … Continued

Now Recruiting: Assistant Professor in East European Studies

Assistant Professor in East European Studies   The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full-time tenure track position: Assistant Professor in East European Jewish … Continued

Now Recruiting: Assistant Professor in Medieval/Early Modern Jewish History

Assistant Professor in Medieval/Early Modern Jewish History The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) (https://history.unc.edu), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medieval/Early Modern Jewish History. Applicants who work on Jewish … Continued

Nov 9 in-person event: The Nun in the Synagogue

The Nun in the Synagogue: Judeocentric Catholicism in Israel with Emma Polyakov, Assistant Professor, Religious and Theological Studies, Merrimack College   November 9, 2021, 5:30pm, Dey Hall, Toy Lounge [fourth floor]. In person event, no registration required.   In the … Continued

Course Offerings: Spring 2022

Jewish Studies [JWST] courses and other courses with Jewish studies content offered in spring 2022 include the gateway course, Introduction to Jewish Studies, both modern Hebrew and classical Hebrew courses, and the one-credit Confronting Antisemitism course. Plus, many other topics … Continued

Radical Stillness: Reading Velocity in Yiddish Anti-Fascist Poetics

Radical Stillness: Reading Velocity in Yiddish Anti-Fascist Poetics Morris, Ida and Alan Heilig Lecture with Anna Elena Torres, University of Chicago.   Remote Lecture: Oct 28, 5:30pm. Registration on Eventbrite is required; tickets on sale Oct 18, 6pm: https://radicalstillness.eventbrite.com   … Continued

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Kendra Watkins ’19

“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.


Brad Erickson

“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.”


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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