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Spring 24 JWST Courses

October 23, 2023

This spring, we’re again offering a wide range of Jewish studies courses that meet UNC’s general education requirements. Interested in learning more about Jewish studies? If so, consider the RELI/JWST major, and the minor in Jewish Studies and the minor … Read more

Suggested Reading Titles

October 23, 2023

We’ve compiled a short list of readings that may be of interest to you:   A “dual narrative” history of Israel and Palestine created for the teaching of history in conflict and post-conflict situations and sponsored by the Peace Research … Read more

Caring for our community

October 10, 2023

  The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies condemns, and is deeply grieved by, the terrorist attacks by Hamas against civilians in Israel and extends heartfelt condolences to all those who have been affected. We have been reaching out to students, … Read more

We’re Hiring: East European Jewish Studies

September 26, 2023

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures ( at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in East European Jewish Studies. The successful applicant will hold the … Read more

Kaplan Brauer Lecture: The Soviet Jewish Bookshelf

September 19, 2023

Our upcoming lecture explores the texts that Soviet Jews kept in their home libraries.   Kaplan Brauer Lecture in Jewish Studies with Marat Grinberg, Reed College Co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Eastern European Studies October, 16, 2023, 5:30pm, in-person … Read more

Student Excellence Awards

September 8, 2023

NEW: Student Excellence Awards in Jewish Studies Offered for the first time in academic year 2023-24, the Center’s Student Excellence Awards in Jewish Studies will recognize Carolina graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, that are doing exemplary work in a subfield … Read more

Grants: Fall 23

September 8, 2023

The Center is accepting applications for the fall 2023 grant cycle. Applications for faculty and grad student research and travel grants and grad student Jewish language instruction are due by September 27, 2023, 5:00pm.   Eligibility: for Carolina faculty and … Read more

Fall 2023 Newsletter

September 5, 2023

The fall 2023 newsletter highlights our anniversary celebrations, new faculty and visiting scholars, upcoming lectures and programming, student profiles, our recent grant awards, and so much more.  PDF

The ritual and functional uses of Jewish cemeteries in Poland

September 5, 2023

One of the Center’s affiliated graduate students was recently featured in UNC Research’s magazine, showcasing her Jewish studies and Holocaust studies research. Her graduate research work has been supported by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.   Alison Curry is … Read more