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  • Now Enrolling: Jewish Languages Capstone Course

    Now Enrolling: Capstone Course in Jewish Studies: Jewish Languages This course examines the myriad ways in which language, culture, and identity intersect through the prism of Jewish languages—that is, languages written and spoken by Jews throughout history.   Fall semester, … Continued

  • ANTH 290: Israel, Palestine, Holy Land: Tourism Imaginaries and Practices

        Open Registration: Don’t miss this one-time opportunity to take a unique class with a visiting professor! ANTH 290: Israel, Palestine, Holy Land: Tourism Imaginaries and Practices.   Check out more Summer 23 and Fall 23 JWST course offerings, … Continued

  • Center Spotlight in Magazine

    The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is highlighted in the current edition of the Arts and Science magazine, complete with a profile story on Patricia Rosenmeyer, faculty director. This edition of the magazine focuses on the Campaign for Carolina and … Continued

  • Summer/Fall JWST Courses

    This summer and next semester, we’re again offering a wide range of Jewish studies courses, including our Capstone (focusing on Jewish languages), modern and classical Hebrew languages, and many other courses that meet UNC’s general education requirements.In fact, there are … Continued

  • Matching Gift doubles your GiveUNC donation

    Thank YOU to everyone that supported us on GiveUNC Day! Thank YOU! We met our Give UNC goal! Your support celebrates our 20th anniversary and honors the late Eli Evans. And private support makes everything single thing we do possible … Continued

  • Jocelyn Burney: Dean’s Dissertation Award

      2023 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Recipients Each year, The Graduate School recognizes four doctoral candidates or recent doctoral graduates for creating exceptional dissertations in each of the following fields: biological and life sciences; humanities and fine arts; mathematics, physical … Continued

  • Alumni Career Roundtable

    On March 1st, the Center hosted a career roundtable for the grad student network. The hybrid event hosted about 20 in-person and another eight alumni and current students online.   Panelists: Alumni Naomi Graber (MUSC), associate professor, University of Georgia … Continued

  • TEP Fellows Meeting

    The Tau Epsilon Phi Graduate Student Fellowship in Jewish Studies provides incoming students with two full years of funding and additional programming in support of their doctoral work in a subfield of Jewish studies. The program allows the Center and … Continued

  • Interns 2022-23

    At the 20th anniversary celebration, this year’s interns and grad student assistant had the opportunity to meet Eric Sklut, advisory board member and supporter of the internship program, and Jonathan Fassberg, chair of the Center’s advisory board.   L-R: Intern … Continued

  • Anniversary Week

    We’re 20!   Our 20th anniversary community celebration, on March 2nd, was an amazing evening with a fusion of world music and jazz blended with Jewish Hasidic sounds. Many thanks to Daniel Zamir and Gadi Lehavi, and to the 200 … Continued

  • Profile Story: Jodi Magness

    The Center is thrilled to co-sponsor the dig in Huqoq and honored to have Prof. Jodi Magness as an affiliated faculty member. Learn more about Jodi and the dig in this wonderful profile story. Photo: J. Haberman

  • 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

  • Celebrating 20 Years of Jewish Studies the Carolina Way

    Together, We’ve Created a Thriving Center Celebrating 20 Years of Jewish Studies the Carolina Way   In spring 2003, Carolina leadership and faculty established the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies with an interdisciplinary approach to academics and research along with … Continued

  • Spring Newsletter: 20th Anniversary Edition

    The spring 2023 newsletter highlights our 20 years of programming, undergraduate and graduate academics and faculty and student research. This edition also includes student, faculty and alumni news. PDF.

  • Faculty Profile: Jillian Hinderliter

      Faculty Profile: Jillian Hinderliter Interviewed by Ellen Perleberg, graduate student assistant   Tell me a little about your current book project. My current book project is about American Jewish women active in the feminist health movement from the 1960s … Continued

  • A Tar Heel in the Knesset

    We are pleased to co-sponsor this event hosted by UNC Hillel: A TAR HEEL IN THE KNESSET:  MAKING SENSE OF ISRAEL’S TUMULTUOUS PARLIAMENT WITH ALON TAL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 7:00PM Hitchcock Room, Stone Center, 150 South Road, UNC-Chapel Hill As the seventh American citizen … Continued

  • Grad Student: Career Roundtable

    March 1, 2022, 4:30pm, Hyde Hall Incubator Room. Hybrid Event. The Center’s grad student network event for 2022-23 will feature a panel of our alumni, and our recently hired faculty member, in a variety of academic and academic-adjacent positions to … Continued

  • Mizrahim and Zionism: A History

    We hope you will join us: Tuesday, February 7, 2023. 5:30pm, Hyde Hall University Room [in-person event]. Free and open to the public. Parking: Swain Lot. (A limited number of reserved/free parking spaces are available in Swain lot; otherwise night … Continued

  • 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

  • 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