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  • We’re Hiring

    We’re looking for a new team member… please share the job posting with colleagues:

  • Yiddish Lit and the Bible

    Fall 2018 JWST 697: Capstone Course: Themes and Methodologies in Jewish Studies This course is open to both undergrads and grad students and is required for the major. Yiddish Literature and the Bible The emergence of Yiddish literature cannot be … Continued

  • 15th Anniversary Showcase

    The community is invited to campus to experience what Jewish studies means at Carolina. This 15th Anniversary Showcase features our faculty and graduate students giving personal, short “Ted Talk” presentations and demonstrations that bring their research and expertise to life. … Continued

  • Noshing in North Carolina: Identity and Memory through Jewish Food

    On December 14, 2017, Professor Berlinger hosted the final group exhibition curated by the students of FOLK/JWST 481: The Changing Lives of Jewish Objects. The exhibit was titled: Noshing in North Carolina: Identity and Memory through Jewish Food and it … Continued

  • Fall 2017 Newsletter

    Our newest edition is hot off the press, featuring our campaign priorities, faculty and student news, and a message from our Acting Director.   Read it online now.   If you’d like a copied mailed to your home, just sign … Continued

  • Uhlman Family Seminar 2018

    The Uhlman Family Seminar, a collaboration of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and Carolina Public Humanities, is scheduled for March 24, 2018   Recent controversies over monuments featuring leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy in the American Civil War … Continued

  • Paving the way: Generous gift will enhance the future of Jewish studies at UNC and beyond

    Eric Sklut’s love for Carolina began at an early age, when he told his parents after a trip to Chapel Hill at age 13 that UNC was where he was going to college. Five years later, during the summer before … Continued

  • Faculty Book: Framing Sukkot

    Now available by the Center’s Gabrielle Berlinger: Framing Sukkot: Tradition and Transformation in Jewish Vernacular Architecture The sukkah, the symbolic ritual home built during the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot, commemorates the temporary structures that sheltered the Israelites as they … Continued

  • Faculty Book: Deborah and Her Sisters

    Now Available by the Center’s Jonathan M. Hess Deborah and Her Sisters: How One Nineteenth-Century Melodrama and a Host of Celebrated Actresses Put Judaism on the World Stage Before Fiddler on the Roof, there was Deborah, a blockbuster melodrama about … Continued

  • Spring 2018 Course Offerings

      Carolina students can enroll 17 courses in Jewish Studies or with Jewish Studies content in spring 2018 semester, with topics ranging from The Renaissance and the Jews, to Modern East European Jewish History, to The Arab-Jews: Culture, Community and … Continued

  • Thuswaldner Lecture

    Professors Yaakov Ariel [left] and Jonathan Hess [right] with Gregor Thuswaldner at the Oct 16th lecture, titled: Between Utopia and Reality: Stefan Zweig’s Europe.   Our next event is Monday, November 13. Event details.

  • Campaign for Carolina

    On Oct. 6, 2017, Carolina launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign ever—For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina—a bold effort aimed at fostering an innovation generation prepared to lead the world to a better future through research and scholarship, example … Continued

  • Upcoming Event: Between Utopia and Reality: Stefan Zweig’s Europe

    Between Utopia and Reality: Stefan Zweig’s Europe Academic Lecture/Film Discussion with Gregor Thuswaldner, North Park University October 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Dey Hall Toy Lounge Details on event Directions/Parking Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) is known for his humanistic … Continued

  • Human Rights and Antisemitism in the Current Climate

    This Monday, Sept 11, NC Hillel presents a lecture titled: Human Rights and Antisemitism in the Current Climate. Starts at 7:30pm at the Genome Science Building. The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to be a co-sponsor. More event … Continued

  • Undergrad Internship

    The Lori and Eric Sklut Jewish Studies internship The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is accepting applications for a paid, undergraduate student intern for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are seeking an intern to focus on social media/digital media and … Continued

  • We’re Hiring!

    The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is hiring a part-time administrative support associate – advanced. The job description and application requirements can be found  online. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action … Continued

  • Huqoq Discoveries, Summer 2017

    Excavations by UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologist continue to yield stunning mosaics in ancient Galilean synagogue   A team of specialists and students led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness has uncovered additional mosaic scenes in the … Continued

  • Acting Director Michele Rivkin-Fish

    The Center’s Director, Professor Ruth von Bernuth, will be on a faculty research and study assignment from July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Michele Rivkin-Fish has kindly agreed to serve as Acting Director while Professor von Bernuth is on … Continued

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    Lori and Eric Sklut Undergraduate Interns

    Lori and Eric Sklut Undergraduate Internships in Jewish Studies — 2017-2018 The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is accepting applications for two paid, undergraduate student interns for the 2017-2018 academic year. We need an outgoing student who can attend campus … Continued

  • The Defiant Requiem

    ‘We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them’ Read about The Defiant Requiem, in the A&S Magazine:

  • Jewish Food in the Global South

    March 2017 – This two-day symposium will explore Jewish food in and of the global South, a concept that references the historic diversity of the American South and its vibrant cultural intersections with the nation and the world over time. … Continued

  • Carolina’s Human Heart

    “Zog nit keyn mol az du geyst dem letstn veg” (Never say that you are going on your final road) is one of the best-known Partisan songs. Written by Hirsh Glik in the Vilna ghetto in 1943, it became widely … Continued

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    Faculty News

    Spring 2017 Faculty News: David Lambert’s book, How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture, won the 2016 American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Textual Studies. Jodi … Continued

  • Graduate Student 3D Model

    Brad Erickson, a graduate student in the department of Religious Studies, spent last summer creating three-dimensional models of several ancient synagogues in Israel. The project includes a 3D model of the synagogues and a high-detail image of each synagogue’s mosaic … Continued

  • Berlinger Exhibit

    Major Gift Supports Academics, Research and Community Outreach

     A new endowment, funded by anonymous donors, was established last academic year to support the capstone course in Jewish Studies. Funds will be utilized to assist faculty in developing new course content, to provide the financial means to arrange for … Continued