Faculty Book: Framing Sukkot

November 7, 2017

Now available by the Center’s Gabrielle Berlinger: Framing Sukkot: Tradition and Transformation in Jewish Vernacular Architecture The sukkah, the symbolic ritual home built during the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot, commemorates the temporary structures that sheltered the Israelites as they … Continued

Undergrad Internship

September 6, 2017

The Lori and Eric Sklut Jewish Studies internship The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is accepting applications for a paid, undergraduate student intern for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are seeking an intern to focus on social media/digital media and … Continued

Huqoq Discoveries, Summer 2017

July 6, 2017

Excavations by UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologist continue to yield stunning mosaics in ancient Galilean synagogue   A team of specialists and students led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness has uncovered additional mosaic scenes in the … Continued

Graduate Student 3D Model

January 8, 2017

Brad Erickson, a graduate student in the department of Religious Studies, spent last summer creating three-dimensional models of several ancient synagogues in Israel. The project includes a 3D model of the synagogues and a high-detail image of each synagogue’s mosaic … Continued

From the Director’s Desk: A Stellar Review

September 8, 2016

The last academic year of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies was filled with several major events and activities, but perhaps most notable for the Center was our first external review. The review committee was on campus for two days … Continued

May 2016 graduates

May 15, 2016

Two of our graduate students were hooded in May: Samuel Kessler and Annegret Oehme.   Annegret, who came from Germany in 2010 to enter the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies in order to study Old Yiddish, will soon start … Continued