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  • Unparalleled mosaics discovered

    Recent discoveries by a team of specialists and students at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee, led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness, shed new light on the life and culture of an ancient Jewish village. The … Continued

  • Hebrew 204 Cultural Activities

    As part of cultural activities for the HEBR 204 class [Intermediate Modern Hebrew II with Hanna Sprintzik], the students worked on an Israeli song which they recorded in memory of Professor Jonathan Hess.    

  • Spring 2018 newsletter

    The Spring 2018 newsletter is now online: JSNewsletterSpring2018_web Featuring news on our 15th anniversary events, a grad student with a passion for teaching, a campaign update, and news briefs.  

  • Capstone Course – Fall 2018

    JWST 697: Jewish Studies Capstone Course has changed the meeting time to Friday, 11:15am-2:15pm. That said, if there are additional schedule conflicts, we will try to resolve them so everyone can take the course.

  • In memory of Jonathan Hess

    We are so terribly sorry to let you know that our beloved colleague and friend, and former Director of the Center, Jonathan Hess, died suddenly on April 9, 2018.      Jonathan Hess, professor and chair of the department of … Continued

  • Cancel: 4/16 Lecture

    We have to cancel the lecture that was scheduled for April 16. Please share this information with colleagues. We hope to reschedule with Prof Carlebach next academic year. Please check back on our web site or social media sites for … Continued

  • Maymester Course: Beyond Hostilities

    Students: Maymester opportunity with Professor Yaron Shemer: Beyond Hostilities: Israeli-Palestinian Exchanges and Collaborations in Cinema, Literature, and Music It should come as no surprise that, for most, the mention of Israel and Palestine conjointly conjures up conflict, wars, and hostility. … Continued

  • We’re Hiring

    We’re looking for a new team member… part-time administrative assistant/accounting tech/office manager. 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