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Fall 2018 Courses

August 8, 2018

It’s almost time to start the fall semester and some of our classes have availability, including Folk 481 and JWST 697, the Capstone Course. Both are open to undergrads and grad students.  Learn more about all the fall semester courses. … Continued

Unparalleled mosaics discovered

July 9, 2018

Recent discoveries by a team of specialists and students at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee, led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness, shed new light on the life and culture of an ancient Jewish village. The … Continued

Hebrew 204 Cultural Activities

April 30, 2018

As part of cultural activities for the HEBR 204 class [Intermediate Modern Hebrew II with Hanna Sprintzik], the students worked on an Israeli song which they recorded in memory of Professor Jonathan Hess.    

Spring 2018 newsletter

April 27, 2018

The Spring 2018 newsletter is now online: JSNewsletterSpring2018_web Featuring news on our 15th anniversary events, a grad student with a passion for teaching, a campaign update, and news briefs.  

Capstone Course – Fall 2018

April 27, 2018

JWST 697: Jewish Studies Capstone Course has changed the meeting time to Friday, 11:15am-2:15pm. That said, if there are additional schedule conflicts, we will try to resolve them so everyone can take the course.

In memory of Jonathan Hess

April 10, 2018

We are so terribly sorry to let you know that our beloved colleague and friend, and former Director of the Center, Jonathan Hess, died suddenly on April 9, 2018.      Jonathan Hess, professor and chair of the department of … Continued

Cancel: 4/16 Lecture

April 10, 2018

We have to cancel the lecture that was scheduled for April 16. Please share this information with colleagues. We hope to reschedule with Prof Carlebach next academic year. Please check back on our web site or social media sites for … Continued

Maymester Course: Beyond Hostilities

April 9, 2018

Students: Maymester opportunity with Professor Yaron Shemer: Beyond Hostilities: Israeli-Palestinian Exchanges and Collaborations in Cinema, Literature, and Music It should come as no surprise that, for most, the mention of Israel and Palestine conjointly conjures up conflict, wars, and hostility. … Continued

We’re Hiring

March 12, 2018

We’re looking for a new team member… part-time administrative assistant/accounting tech/office manager. Please share the job posting with colleagues:

Yiddish Lit and the Bible

March 6, 2018

Fall 2018 JWST 697: Capstone Course: Themes and Methodologies in Jewish Studies This course is open to both undergrads and grad students and is required for the major. Yiddish Literature and the Bible The emergence of Yiddish literature cannot be … Continued