• Recruitment Grant Deadline is Jan. 24

    Thanks to generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies will be offering two top-up stipends for graduate student recruitment for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Jewish Studies Top Up grant is a $7,000 stipend to enhance what departments … Continued

  • Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

    What Might We Remember on Holocaust Remembrance Day?  A Historian’s Reflections The injunction to commemorate or to remember a historical event leaves open the question of what precisely should be remembered. In the case of the Nazi Holocaust of European Jewry, … Continued

  • Confronting Antisemitism: New Course

    REGISTER NOW JWST 390: Topics in Jewish Studies: Confronting Antisemitism One credit course, new for spring 2020, Mondays, 5:00-5:50PM This course takes a broad look at antisemitism in history, our contemporary world, and at UNC. Class sessions will feature guest … Continued

  • Spring Course: Russian-Soviet Jewish Culture

    REGISTER NOW RUSS/JWST 480H: Russian-Soviet Jewish Culture: Lofty Dreams and Stark Realities Spring 2020, Instructor: Shvabrin, TuTh 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM. Honors class, GPA requirements. This course delves into the scintillating literary, visual, musical, and cinematic culture created by … Continued

  • Grant Writing Workshop

    Professor David Lambert, department of religious studies, recently led a grant writing workshop for the Center’s Graduate Student Network. Good luck with your proposals everyone! The Graduate Student Network is comprised of graduate students working in a sub-field of Jewish … Continued

  • Giving Tuesday: Dec 3rd, 2019

    On this #GivingTuesday, please consider making a gift to the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. Gifts to the Center’s general fund support our students, faculty research, and outreach/events. You can make your gift to the Center for Jewish Studies online, … Continued

  • Nov 20: Migration Tales of East European Jewish Peddlers in the United States

    The Center is pleased to co-sponsor: Roads Taken: Migration Tales of East European Jewish Peddlers in the United States with Hasia Diner of New York University. Nov 20, 6:30pm, Hamilton Hall, Room 569. Free and open to the public.

  • Nov 14: Animality After the Shoah

    Please join the Center’s Andrea Cooper on November 14th for this talk, titled Animality After the Shoah. It starts at 5pm in Carolina Hall, Room 220. Professor Cooper is a member of the Center’s faculty steering committee.  

  • Professor Magness Inducted into American Academy of the Arts and Sciences

    Congratulations to our Jodi Magness, inducted into the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences on October 12th. Professor Magness is on the Center’s steering committee and is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in the … Continued

  • Nov 7: Countering Hate Signature Lecture: Understanding Antisemitism as a Form of Hate with Ken Stern

    Countering Hate Signature Event: “Understanding Antisemitism as a Form of Hate” November 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 p Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and co-hosted by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.   Kenneth S. Stern, … Continued

  • Nov 4: The Navel of the Dream: Freud and/in Yiddish

    Our Evans Lecture for 2019-2020. Community lecture with Naomi Seidman of University of Toronto. Co-hosted with Duke Center for Jewish Studies. November 4, 2019, 7:00pm, UNC Friday Center.   “The Navel of the Dream: Freud and/in Yiddish” This lecture explores … Continued

  • Oct 28: Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent

    Our Heilig Lecture for 2019-2020 with Paul Mendes-Flohr of University of Chicago. Oct 28, 5:30pm, Dey Hall Update October 2: Please note new location for this lecture: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge Martin Buber. A Life of Faith and Dissent   … Continued

  • Oct 23: ‘The Jews as a Class’: Between Race and Religion in the Civil War South

    Our Margolis lecture for 2019-2020 Oct 23, 7:00pm, Hill Hall ‘The Jews as a Class’: Between Race and Religion in the Civil War South   One of the most infamous instances of American antisemitism is General Ulysses S. Grant’s 1862 … Continued

  • Oct 29: US-Israel Relations

    The Center is pleased to co-sponsor: US-Israel Relations: Between the White House, Congress, and the Israeli Government   29 October 2019, 5:15-6:45pm Room 1005 FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill There is a growing split between Democrats and Republicans, as … Continued

  • Grad Student and Faculty Grant Opportunities

    Thanks to  generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to offer grants supporting undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. Our next grant cycle is coming up, with an October 21, 2019 application deadline for faculty course … Continued

  • Accepting Applications: Assistant or Associate Professor in German Jewish Studies

    Job Search Learn more:UNC Human Resources Job Posting   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 or Associate … Continued

  • More Than Just Mosaics: Lecture in Goldsboro

    More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee In collaboration with Wayne Community College and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism Sunday, September 15, 4:00 … Continued

  • Deadline Extended: Paid Internships at the Center

    Student Internships, 2019-2020   The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is accepting applications for paid, undergraduate and graduate student interns for the 2019-2020 academic year. The application deadline is now extended to September 12th.   Internship Details Lori and Eric … Continued

  • Lecture Tonight: How Biblical Poetry Works

    Kaplan-Brauer Lecture in Jewish Studies Lecture with Jacqueline Vayntrub of Yale University: Aug 26, 5:30pm, Hill Hall. Free and Open to the Public How Biblical Poetry Works: What makes the poetry of the Bible different from other ancient poetic traditions? … Continued

  • Weeknight Parking on Campus

    Reminder: Weeknight Parking begins! Students, be sure to register for your weeknight parking pass! Visitors, please be aware that parking in Swain Lot (between Hill Hall and Kenan) will now be $1 per night. Many of our events will be … Continued

  • Countering Hate Initiative

    Recently, the UNC-Chapel Hill community, like others across the United States, has experienced painful incidents of racism, antisemitism, and Islamophobia, leading to increased feelings of fear and vulnerability on campus. In addition, less visible forms of racism permeate our everyday … Continued

  • Fall 2019 Newsletter

    Our fall 2019 newsletter is available online, featuring the summer research activities of several of our graduate students, an update on the Huqoq archaeological dig, the campaign update, and news briefs. If you’d like to join our mailing list to … Continued

  • Aug 26 Lecture: How Biblical Poetry Works

    Lecture with Jacqueline Vayntrub of Yale University: Aug 26, 5:30pm, Hill Hall. Free and Open to the Public How Biblical Poetry Works: What makes the poetry of the Bible different from other ancient poetic traditions? Placed in its ancient Near … Continued

  • Enroll Now: Sounding “Jewish”: Music, Race, Memory

    Now enrolling for fall 2019 Semester: JWST 697: Capstone Course in Jewish Studies: Sounding “Jewish”: Music, Race, Memory. JWST 697 is required for the B.A. in Religious Studies/Jewish Studies.  

  • Internships for both Undergrads and Grad Students

    Student Internship, 2019-2020   The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is accepting applications for paid, undergraduate and graduate student internships for the 2019-2020 academic year.   Established in 2003, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North … Continued