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  • Course Offerings: Spring 2022

    Jewish Studies [JWST] courses and other courses with Jewish studies content offered in spring 2022 include the gateway course, Introduction to Jewish Studies, both modern Hebrew and classical Hebrew courses, and the one-credit Confronting Antisemitism course. Plus, many other topics … Continued

  • Radical Stillness: Reading Velocity in Yiddish Anti-Fascist Poetics

    Radical Stillness: Reading Velocity in Yiddish Anti-Fascist Poetics Morris, Ida and Alan Heilig Lecture with Anna Elena Torres, University of Chicago.   Remote Lecture: Oct 28, 5:30pm. Registration on Eventbrite is required; tickets on sale Oct 18, 6pm: https://radicalstillness.eventbrite.com   … Continued

  • Emerging Scholars: A Curious Daughter

    Emerging Scholars: Lea Greenberg Oct 18, 5:30pm Remote via Zoom. Sign up on Eventbrite: https://curiousdaughter.eventbrite.com The Zoom link will be sent via Eventbrite to registered guests a couple days prior to the lecture, and re-sent again the afternoon of the … Continued

  • Wellness Day: Oct 12, 2021

    In a message to campus yesterday, the Chancellor announced that Oct. 12th will be a Wellness Day for students and classes are canceled. Today and throughout the week, Carolina is offering a variety of resources to support the campus community. … Continued

  • Study Abroad: UNC Archaeological Excavation in Israel

    Study Abroad: UNC Archaeological Excavation in Israel The Huqoq Excavation Project, led by the Center’s Professor Jodi Magness, has made exciting discoveries for several dig seasons, garnering considerable media attention. Learn more. We are very excited to get back into … Continued

  • Emerging Scholars: Contemporary Yiddish Performance and Jewish Futures

      Emerging Scholars Event Remote event on Zoom. Registration required on our Eventbrite site: https://contemporaryyiddish.eventbrite.com The Zoom link will be sent to registered guests a couple days prior to the lecture. Contemporary Yiddish Performance and Jewish Futures My work examines … Continued

  • Grants for Jewish Language Instruction

    Jewish language instruction grants (award amounts: $200-750) Deadline: October 11, 2021 at 5:00pm Graduate students taking Jewish language courses/workshops outside of Carolina are encouraged to apply for a stipend to offset costs.  Funding is limited and preference will go to … Continued

  • A Message from the Chancellor: Confronting Antisemitism

    A Message from the Chancellor: Confronting Antisemitism in our World   Dear Carolina Community, The recent observance of the High Holy Days by our Jewish community gave me an opportunity to reflect on the history of antisemitism both in our … Continued

  • Antisemitism Courses, Programming, and Services

    Please check out the following programs, course offerings and resources offered by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences and the University:   JWST 390: Confronting Antisemitism – this undergraduate course will be offered again … Continued

  • Save the Dates: Upcoming Events

    We hope you will join us at our upcoming fall 2021 events, starting with our September 1st online/remote lecture with Liora Halperin. Registration is required for online events in order to receive the Zoom link. See our full schedule of … Continued

  • Happy FDOC

    Happy first day of class and best wishes for the fall 2021 semester! We’re so excited to see everyone again… please keep connected on social media or join our email lists for updates on JWST classes, our online and in-person … Continued

  • Fall 2021 Newsletter

    Our fall 2021 newsletter is now available, featuring career exploration for graduate students, key points from the Center’s formal review, our plans for the return to campus, and faculty and student updates. If you’d like to join our mailing list … Continued

  • Now Hiring: Interns [Undergrad and Grad Students]

    Internships for Carolina Undergrads and Grad Students   The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is accepting applications for paid, undergraduate and graduate student internships for the 2021-2022 academic year.   Established in 2003, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at … Continued

  • Welcome to Carolina

    This semester, the Center welcomes two new graduate students to Carolina, recruited with the help of Top Up grants from the Center: Ariadne Tsoulouhas in the department of religious studies and Emily McDonnell in the department of American studies. Also, … Continued

  • Career Planning for Grad Students

    Exploring Options: Career Planning   The Center’s affiliated graduate students have been very successful in gaining coveted positions after they complete their Ph.D. programs. Many go on to hold tenure-track faculty positions at peer institutions, while others leave Carolina for … Continued

  • Jodi Magness: Jerusalem Interview

    The Center’s Jodi Magness was recently interviewed on WCHL regarding her upcoming book on Jerusalem. Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at UNC Chapel Hill, talks about her upcoming book on Jerusalem from ancient times … Continued

  • We’re Hiring: Admin Assistant

    We’re hiring: Join our small but mighty team! The Center is recruiting for a 20-hour per week admin assistant / accounting tech. Details: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/195485 Established in 2003, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at … Continued

  • JWST 697: Utopia, Diaspora and Other Jewish Futures in Eastern Europe

    Check out the Jewish Studies courses offered in fall 2021, including: Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Belongings: Material Culture of the Jewish Experience, and the Jewish Studies Capstone Course, plus numerous classical Hebrew and modern Hebrew … Continued

  • Commitment Statement

    May 2021: In light of current events, the Center has updated and re-committed to the following pledge. Since our founding in 2003, the Center has created student programming and offered dozens of new classes, as well as hosted many community … Continued

  • Congratulations Class of 2021

      So proud of all our graduating students…. including those who have earned the BA in religious studies/Jewish studies, a minor in Jewish studies or Hebrew, and all the many students who have participated in JWST courses and programming. We … Continued

  • Congratulations to our Ph.D. Graduates

    We wish to congratulate our 2020-2021 PhD. graduates! This semester, Robin Buller successfully defended her dissertation “Sephardi Immigrants in Paris: Navigating Jewish Community, Culture, and Citizenship, 1918-1945”, Lea Greenberg defended her dissertation “Curious Daughters: Language, Literacy, and Jewish Female Desire … Continued

  • Fall 2021 JWST Course Offerings

    Check out the Jewish Studies courses offered in fall 2021, including: Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Belongings: Material Culture of the Jewish Experience, and the Jewish Studies Capstone Course, plus numerous classical Hebrew and modern Hebrew … Continued

  • Summer Session I: HEBR 101

    This Summer I, take JWST/HEBR 101 Elementary Modern Hebrew for your language requirement! Get introduced to the basics of modern Hebrew structure and aspects of modern Israeli culture. REMOTE SYNC.

  • Summer Session I: JWST 103

    Students: looking to fulfill some GE requirements this summer? Check out JWST 103: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with Miguel Vargas. Summer Session 1, remote instruction. This course introduces students to the various books of the Hebrew Bible and to … Continued

  • Video: Roundtable with Center Directors

    Many thanks to all the graduate students who joined us for our recent online roundtable discussion on the current job market with various Jewish Studies Center Directors. Our event for grad students featured several Center directors who gave career advice … Continued