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  • Annual Holocaust Remembrance Lecture

    Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture Jewish Perceptions of Justice Kaplan-Brauer Lecture in Jewish Studies with Dr. Laura Jockusch, Brandeis University. January 30, 5:30pm. In-person lecture, free and open to the public. UNC Stone Center, Multi-Purpose Room Parking: Bell Tower Deck. … Continued

  • Emerging Scholars: No Fairy Tale: German Zionism and the Politics of Literature

    Emerging Scholars Lecture with Joshua Shelly, Carolina-Duke German Program. Remote event via Zoom. Please NOTE: early start time [3:30pm]. This remote event requires registration on Eventbrite in order to receive the Zoom link. Registration is now open: Co-sponsored by … Continued

  • Capstone Course: The Holocaust, Memory and Historical Writing

    Carolina students: Don’t miss this chance to take one of our most popular courses! This year’s Capstone course is offered in spring 2023 semester. A Capstone Course is required for the RELI/JWST major, the JWST minor and the JWST grad … Continued

  • You’re Invited: 20th Anniversary

    Please help us celebrate our 20th anniversary at our March 2nd reception and jazz performance! Schedule: 6:00-6:45pm: Reception, Hill Hall, Rotunda 7:00-8:15pm: Performance, Hill Hall, Moeser Aud Morris, Ida and Alan Heilig Event in Jewish Studies In person event, free … Continued

  • Commitment

    Since our founding in 2003, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies has created programming, developed courses, organized conferences, and hosted community events to address the challenges described in this pledge. We take seriously our responsibility to promote a better understanding … Continued

  • Grants for Grad Students

    Thanks to  generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to offer several different types of grants supporting graduate student research and travel, including: dissertation completion fellowships for 2023-24 – deadline January 23, 2023 Jewish language instruction … Continued

  • Now Showing: Fall Lectures

    If you missed any of our lectures and events this fall semester, they are all posted on our YouTube channel for viewing. September’s Evans Lecture with alumna Naomi Graber October’s special event with poet Ronny Someck November’s Margolis Lecture with … Continued

  • Recruiting: Faculty Position in Medieval/Early Modern Jewish History

    Assistant Professor in Medieval/Early Modern Jewish History The Department of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in medieval/early modern Jewish history. The successful applicant will also hold the … Continued

  • Emerging Scholar Talk: Nov 14 on Zoom

    Join us online for our next Emerging Scholars talk:   “Breathing out violence:” Fake News and other dangerous speech in Ancient Israel Emerging Scholars Lecture with Emily Branton, department of religious studies   Monday, November 14, 2022, 5:30pm Remote event … Continued

  • Southern Jews and the Lost Cause: Confederate Memory and Jewish Identity

    Join us for this in-person lecture: Southern Jews and the Lost Cause: Confederate Memory and Jewish Identity Sylvia and Irving Margolis Lecture on the Jewish Experience in the American South with David Weinfeld, Rowan University. Monday, November 7, 2022, 5:30pm, … Continued

  • Academic Programs

    Carolina Students: Learn more about the Jewish Studies academic program offerings!   The Jewish studies academic program offers courses in departments across the humanities and social sciences, meeting a wide-range of General Education requirements. Students also can choose Modern Hebrew … Continued

  • JWST Course Offerings: Spring 2023

    Next semester, we’re again offering a wide range of Jewish studies courses, including our Capstone Course (this year focusing on Holocaust studies), modern and classical Hebrew language courses, and the one-credit Confronting Antisemitism course. Many other courses meet UNC’s general … Continued

  • Uhlman Fellow: Jocelyn Burney

    We are pleased to announce that Jocelyn Burney is our inaugural Uhlman Fellow in Jewish Studies Public Humanities. The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, in collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities (CPH), established the Uhlman Fellowship in Jewish Studies Public Humanities … Continued

  • Recruiting: Faculty Position in Jewish Studies/Romance Studies

    Faculty Recruitment The Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream position: tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with tenure in to begin July 1, 2023. We encourage applications … Continued

  • Special Event: Ronny Someck

    To view the recording of this talk, visit our YouTube Channel. Ronny Someck wrote two poems after his visit to Chapel Hill, and spoke about his visit on Shimon Parnas’s “Ha’oneg Hashvi’i Israeli Galaz radio program.         … Continued

  • NOW Virtual: Evans Lecture: Sept 19

    This is now a remote/Zoom event. Remote-only event. If you missed this event, you can view it on our YouTube channel.     Eli N. Evans Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies with Dr. Naomi Graber, University of Georgia.   The … Continued

  • Fall Grant Cycle

    The Center is accepting applications for the fall 2022 grant cycle. Applications for faculty and grad student research and travel grants and grad student Jewish language instruction are due by September 19, 2022, 5:00pm.   Eligibility: for Carolina faculty and … Continued

  • Co-sponsoring: Prospects for Peace: The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

    The Center is pleased to co-sponsor this event hosted by UNC Hillel. Prospects for Peace: The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Tuesday, September 13th, 7:30pm – 8:45pm FedEx Global Education Center   Dennis Ross and Ghaith al-Omari: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Join UNC … Continued

  • Fall 2022 Newsletter

    The fall 2022 newsletter honors our founding chair Eli N. Evans, and includes student, faculty and alumni news, as well as an update on our grants program and upcoming events. Fall 2022 PDF

  • Grad Student Profile: Morgan Morales

    I received the Spies Family Summer Stipend for summer 2022 from the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. The Spies Family Stipend allows me to finally begin archival work on my dissertation, “A Matter of Life and Death: Jewish Women Who … Continued

  • Alumna Profile: Tine Rassalle

    Alumna Profile: Tine Rassalle   In 2014, Tine Rassalle came to Carolina as the Center’s very first TEP Fellow, and, after more than seven years of intense study and research, she recently graduated and landed her dream job at the … Continued

  • Director’s Message: Fall 2022

    Director’s Message: A Welcoming Community   I am delighted to introduce myself as the director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. My colleague Ruth von Bernuth has done a fantastic job as director for the past nine years, and … Continued

  • Happy FDOC Fall 2022

    Welcome [back] to campus everyone. Wishing you a fantastic fall semester! If you’re still looking for some GenEd credits, or an interesting course to fill out your schedule, check out the JWST courses! Details

  • Still Enrolling: JWST fall 2022

    Carolina students: There’s still time to enroll in a JWST course for fall 2022…. there’s a wide range of topics to choose from, and the courses meet many GenEd requirements. Theses are just a few of the JWST courses that … Continued

  • Apply Now: Uhlman Fellowship in Jewish Studies Public Humanities

    Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, in collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities (CPH), is pleased to announce the establishment of a fellowship for graduate students in Jewish studies: Uhlman Fellowship in Jewish Studies Public Humanities. The Uhlman Fellowship program is made … Continued