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Congratulations to our Ph.D. Graduates

May 5, 2021

We wish to congratulate our 2020-2021 PhD. graduates! This semester, Robin Buller successfully defended her dissertation “Sephardi Immigrants in Paris: Navigating Jewish Community, Culture, and Citizenship, 1918-1945”, Lea Greenberg defended her dissertation “Curious Daughters: Language, Literacy, and Jewish Female Desire … Continued

Fall 2021 JWST Course Offerings

May 5, 2021

Check out the Jewish Studies courses offered in fall 2021, including: Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Belongings: Material Culture of the Jewish Experience, and the Jewish Studies Capstone Course, plus numerous classical Hebrew and modern Hebrew … Continued

Summer Session I: HEBR 101

April 22, 2021

This Summer I, take JWST/HEBR 101 Elementary Modern Hebrew for your language requirement! Get introduced to the basics of modern Hebrew structure and aspects of modern Israeli culture. REMOTE SYNC.

Summer Session I: JWST 103

April 19, 2021

Students: looking to fulfill some GE requirements this summer? Check out JWST 103: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with Miguel Vargas. Summer Session 1, remote instruction. This course introduces students to the various books of the Hebrew Bible and to … Continued

Video: Roundtable with Center Directors

April 19, 2021

Many thanks to all the graduate students who joined us for our recent online roundtable discussion on the current job market with various Jewish Studies Center Directors. Our event for grad students featured several Center directors who gave career advice … Continued

Truman Scholar

April 16, 2021

Junior Samuel Zahn has been selected as a 2021 Truman Scholar. A history and political science double major, Zahn has experience with civil rights advocacy and public service. His interest in addressing the educational imbalance that exists among every group … Continued

NC German Studies Seminars: Challenging Conversations event

April 8, 2021

On Friday, March 26th 2021, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies co-sponsored an event hosted by the NC German Studies Seminars. The event, “On Numbers and Feelings: Antisemitism in Germany Today,” featured Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, professor and the director of the … Continued

Upcoming event with campus Hillel

April 6, 2021

The Center is please to co-sponsor Hillel’s upcoming event: Talk with author, speaker, & activist Abby Stein with UNC Hillel A talk with author, speaker, and activist Abby Stein: Abby Stein is a Jewish educator, author, speaker, and activist. She … Continued

Thank You! Giving Day 2021

April 6, 2021

Carolina’s Giving Day was Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Many thanks to David Kaplan ’93, a current member of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Advisory Board, for making the challenges for the Center. David supports the scholarly pursuit of Jewish … Continued


March 30, 2021

Carolina’s Giving Day is today!  Our initial challenge – 10 gifts to the Center – was achieved before noon so now we have an updated challenge for you!   If 20 donors make a gift to support the Center on … Continued