Our alumni have traveled the world and pursued diverse educational and career opportunities. Our undergraduates with minors and majors have gone on to earn master’s degrees, M.D.’s and Ph.D’s. Some have started their own companies, while others are leaders in social service organizations. Our graduate students have gone on to faculty/post-doc/adjunct positions with leading institutions such as University of Washington, University of Missouri and Virginia Tech, to name just a few. Whatever path they’ve chosen, they are using their Jewish Studies experiences at Carolina in unique and important ways.

As the Center celebrates its fifteenth anniversary in spring 2018, we are reaching out to our alumni to let us know what they’re doing and how the Center has made lasting impact on their careers and lives. Below is information from our interns regarding a multi-media project featuring alumni. Alumni can also stay connected to the Center via our social media outlets and our new alumni network list serv [sign up below].

Anniversary Project

Dear Jewish Studies Alumni,

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is celebrating its 15th anniversary in the spring! In recognition of this milestone, the Center is creating a video compilation of former and current students talking about their experiences with the Center / Jewish Studies courses, and how it has affected their lives and careers. Our goal is to showcase how our programs make a long-term impact on Carolina’s alumni. This timeframe is 2003 through 2018.


As part of this project, we would really appreciate if you could take a few minutes to record a short video of yourself talking about your experiences related to Jewish Studies at Carolina.


Your video can be uploaded directly to our Dropbox account. Please be sure to also send us your name [as you’d like it to appear], class year noting if you’re a Jewish Studies major/minor, current job title/education program, and current email address.


For the consistency of our compilation, we ask that you keep in mind the following:

  • If using a phone to shoot your video, please do so horizontally.
  • Consider the background and location of your video: outside spaces generally provide better lighting, but be mindful of any background noise that may reduce the video’s quality
  • If school spirit is your thing, we would love to see some Carolina garb, but if not, we won’t hold it against you.
  • And most importantly, remember to have fun with it! Feel free to send any creative footage that showcases your accomplishments and your life after Carolina.

Finally, if making a video is just not your style, but you’d still like to participate, we’d also love a quote with your still photo. We will use these materials at our celebration event on March 25, 2018, and on our website and social media. You can simply email this information to us at jewishstudiesintern@unc.edu.


We are proud of all the great and diverse things you have achieved, and we hope you will help us share your accomplishments with the rest of the Carolina community.


If you have any questions, just email the Center’s interns at jewishstudiesintern@unc.edu! They’ll be happy to help.


We really appreciate you taking the time and can’t wait to see/hear what you’re doing now.


Warm Regards,

Sophie Rupp and Remi Bellefleur
Lori and Eric Sklut Undergraduate Interns
Carolina Center for Jewish Studies


Join Alumni Network

A group of UNC Chapel Hill alumni who studied in Jewish Studies and/or participated in the programs offered by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.
  • Undergraduate alums, please let us know your major/minor. Graduate student alums, please let us know your home department and research focus.
  • Let us know your educational and career path since leaving Carolina and how your experiences with the Center/Jewish Studies have made an impact on your career and life.


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