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  • Women, Gender, and Judaism

    Enroll Now: JWST Capstone Course: Fall 2020 The Capstone Course is required for undergraduates pursuing the B.A. in Religious Studies with a concentration in Jewish Studies and graduate students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies. It is also open … Continued

  • Support the Center on Give UNC Day

    Please consider supporting our students, research and outreach programs tomorrow, June 16th, as part of Give UNC day. Since its founding in 2003, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies has pursued a bold mission to build a leading Jewish Studies … Continued

  • Roadmap for Fall 2020 will be featured on CBS “60 Minutes” this Sunday, June 14

    UNC-Chapel Hill and the Roadmap for Fall 2020 will be featured on “60 Minutes” this Sunday, June 14, at 7 p.m. ET in a segment that focuses on how colleges and universities are planning to welcome students back this fall. In the … Continued

  • Commitment

    In light of recent tragic events, the Center is re-committed to the following pledge, which was initially drafted several years ago as worldwide incidents of hate became far too common and frequent. Since our founding in 2003, the Center has … Continued

  • Roadmap for Fall 2020

    May 21, 2020: Message from the Chancellor: The safety, health and well-being of our community will always be paramount in our decision-making. This fall semester will look and feel different from the past. Here are some of the initial changes … Continued

  • Schoolbooks in Occupied Italy and Germany 1943 to 1949

    Congratulations to Daniela R.P. Weiner, the Center’s Goodman Fellow for 2019-2020. Daniela recently defended her dissertation in the department of history, and the topic of her dissertation is also now a published journal article, titled: American and British Efforts to … Continued

  • Congratulations Class of 2020

        Mazel tov and congratulations to all students who graduated with a minor, major, graduate certificate or a dissertation in Jewish studies! The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies hopes that you could celebrate your graduation despite the difficult times, … Continued

  • Free Conference: Dead Sea Scrolls in Recent Scholarship

    Dead Sea Scrolls in Recent Scholarship: The Center’s Jodi Magness, Religious Studies, is presenting at this online conference on May 17-20, 2020. She is on the schedule for May 18th. This conference is free and open to the public. Pre-registration … Continued

  • Zoom Seminar with David Lambert

    The Center hosted its 11th, and last, lunch seminar of the academic year today… this time conducted on Zoom and made available to a worldwide audience. More than 20 participants joined guest speaker David Lambert, dept. of Religious Studies, to … Continued

  • Goodman Fellow

    Congratulations to Max Lazar, graduate student in the department of history, on two recent awards. First, Max was awarded the Center’s Goodman Dissertation Fellowship for next academic year. This fellowship supports a Carolina graduate student working in Jewish Studies and … Continued

  • Co-sponsoring: Hidden Child of the Holocaust

    The Center is please to co-sponsor this remote event. UNC World View will be featuring its recently released podcast A Hidden Child of the Holocaust, with Holocaust survivor Shelly Weiner as the focus of an online Twitter chat on Wednesday, … Continued

  • Grants Awarded to Grad Students

    Grant award notifications just went out to 12 Carolina graduate students working in a field of Jewish studies. Congratulations to everyone that received funding for summer 2020 remote work. With these grants, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports graduate … Continued

  • RESCHEDULED: Lunch Seminar: David Lambert

      What is Scripture: Redescribing the Bible in Ancient Judaism Guest speaker: David Lambert, Dept. of Religious Studies. UPDATE: We are now holding this lunch seminar via Zoom on April 30, 1:00pm. Pre-registration is required in order to receive the … Continued

  • Classical Hebrew I: Fall 2020

    RELI / JWST 211: Classical Hebrew I Joseph Lam, BN/WB, MWF 10:10am This course offers an introduction to the history and culture of ancient Israel in the time of the Hebrew Bible (approx. 1000-200 BCE) through exploring the language of … Continued

  • Religion and the Counterculture: Fall 2020

    Offered Fall 2020: RELI 542H: Religion and the Counterculture Instructor: Yaakov Ariel During the Vietnam War era, a young people’s movement offered alternatives to the codes, styles, and ideals in American culture and society. This course aims at exploring the … Continued

  • Women, Gender and Judaism: Fall 2020 Capstone Course

    Next fall’s Capstone Course: Theme and Methodologies in Jewish Studies is Women, Gender, and Judaism with Professor Andrea Cooper. NEW MEETING DAY: Thursdays 3:35-6:25pm, location TBA. General Ed: CI This course offers intensive grounding in key approaches to Jewish studies … Continued

  • Remote Instruction: Panel Discussion on Antisemitism

    Monday’s remote Confronting Antisemitism class hosted a panel featuring Rabbi Melissa Simon of UNC Hillel, Rabbi Zalman Bluming of Chabad of Durham and Chapel Hill, and Michael Figueroa, Associate Director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. UNC Chancellor Kevin … Continued

  • Maymester: Israeli Cinema

    Maymester 2020 Course [Online Course]: ASIA/JWST/PWAD 235: Israeli Cinema: Nation, Gender and Ethnicity with Yaron Shemer. VP/BN/GL. This course is designed for students of Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish and Hebrew Studies, Communications, Women’s Studies, Global Cinema, and for all students … Continued

  • Remote Instruction with Dr. Berlinger

    This week, students in Gabrielle Berlinger’s Jewish Foodways course had a guest visit by UNC emeritus professor Marcie Cohen Ferris. Ferris was scheduled to visit the classroom, but instead she joined the group online.

  • April Grants Cycle for UNC Graduate Students

    The Center is launching a new grant cycle for UNC graduate students working on a Jewish Studies topic. Details and the application form are now online. Given our current situation and the cancellation of summer programs and conferences, we cannot … Continued

  • The Well: Remote Learning

    Max Lazar and JWST featured in this article from The Well on March 25, 2020. The article provides several samples of the First Day of Class with remote instruction. Remote learning begins with successes, surprises

  • Synchronous Zoom sessions for JWST courses

    Day two of remote instruction… Max Lazar, PhD Candidate in Modern European History, at his makeshift standing desk in his “home office”. Lazar, the instructor of two Jewish Studies courses this semester, is doing synchronous Zoom sessions with students in … Continued

  • Remote Instruction with Dr. Lam

    Today is the start of remote classes at Carolina. Joseph Lam, assistant professor in the dept. of religious studies, provided this sample of the many videos he is making in order to teach JWST/RELI 212: “Classical Hebrew II: A Linguistic … Continued

  • Campus Update on Coronavirus

    In an effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, Carolina is extending spring break through Sunday, March 22, and will begin remote instruction on Monday, March 23. Carolina will remain open and operational during this time, but we strongly encourage … Continued

  • Postponed: Lunch Seminar with David Lambert

    Our lunch seminar for faculty and graduate students with David Lambert will be rescheduled. We hope to hold the event later in spring semester, so please check our lunch seminar page for updates. Thank you.