• 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.

  • Rescheduled: The Jordan and the Nile

    The Jordan and the Nile – Rescheduled for fall 2020. The Center is pleased to co-sponsor this event, which was scheduled for March 2020 but will now be held in fall 2020 semester due to current travel restrictions. Increasing demands, … Continued

  • Forging Ties, Forging Passports

    Forging Ties, Forging Passports: Migration and the Modern Sephardi Diaspora with Devi Mays, University of Michigan. March 2, 5:30p start time in Hill Hall, Moeser Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Directions/Parking. This lecture is made possible by the … Continued

  • The Beginnings of Historical Criticism

    Academic Lecture with Michael Legaspi, Penn State University. On Embedding the Bible in the Human Past: The Beginnings of Historical Criticism February 26, 2020, 5:30pm, Dey Hall, Toy Lounge [fourth floor]. Free and open to the public. Details Though varieties … Continued

  • A Democratic Imperative

    The Center’s graduate student, and current Goodman Fellow, is giving a lecture on February 21st, 4:00pm, Hamilton Hall. Free and open to the public. Daniela R.P. Weiner: A Democratic Imperative: Textbook Revision and Knowledge Production in Occupied Italy and Germany, … Continued

  • New Class: Confronting Antisemitism

      “Topics in Jewish Studies: Confronting Antisemitism” is a new, one-credit-hour course that takes a broad look at antisemitism in history, our contemporary world and on campus. The course examines the intersections between antisemitism and other forms of racism and … Continued

  • Grant Applications Due Feb. 21st

    Thanks to generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to offer grants supporting undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. Applications are due February 21st, 5:00pm. Grants support faculty course development and research and travel, undergraduate study … 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. Tuesdays 3:35-6:25pm, location TBA. General Ed: CI   This course offers intensive grounding in key approaches to Jewish studies by examining … Continued

  • Madama Europa: A Jewish Soprano at the Gonzaga Court

    Join the Center’s Jeanne Fisher in concert. The performance is called “Madama Europa: A Jewish Soprano at the Gonzaga Court.”  It is about Europa di Rossi, sister of the composer, Salamone Rossi, and features music by Salamone Rossi and his … Continued

  • Swastikas on Jakob Schiff-Straße: with Max Lazar

    The Center is pleased to co-sponsor this event, organized by the NC German Studies, on Friday, February 7, 2020, 4:00pm, Hamilton Hall, Room 569. Swastikas on Jakob Schiff-Straße: The Aryanization of Jewish Street Names in Frankfurt am Main, 1933-1938 with … Continued

  • McLester Lecture

    The Center is pleased to co-sponsor the McLester Lecture at UNC, organized by the Department of Religious Studies. This event is free and open to the public: Wednesday, January 29th at 3:30pm (DeBerry Board Room, 3rd floor of the Fedex … Continued

  • 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.