CU Boulder Program in Jewish Studies

Surviving the Shoah in the Dutch Countryside: A Child Survivor Gives Testimony

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The CU Boulder campus and wider public is invited to the public testimony of Otto Verdoner, a child survivor of the Holocaust. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

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Yom HaShoah: A Holocaust Memorial Public Reading of Names

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Weather permitting, this reading will take place on Monday, May 6, 2024 at the Dalton Trumbo Fountain Court (in front of the UMC). We encourage the campus and broader communities to participate in the readings.

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Hebrew Schmooze-A-Palooza

CU Students of Hebrew rapping on stage

On Wednesday, March 20, join us for an evening featuring Hebrew songs of peace and hope, performed by the CU Hebrew students, faculty, and larger community.

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Degrees of Order, Measures of Freedom: Modern German History and the Challenge of Postmodern Historiography

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024 5:00pm In-Person at Eaton Humanities Building, Room 1BN50 and streaming on Zoom. Please join us for this joint event, hosted by the Program in Jewish Studies, the Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History, and the Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute Washington in cooperation …

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Holocaust Child Survivor Osi Sladek to Speak at CU Boulder

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CU Boulder's Program in Jewish Studies and the Singer Chair in Jewish History will welcome Osi Sladek, a Holocaust child survivor from Slovakia who lives in Denver, to give testimony about his and his parent's suffering and survival in the Holocaust in the Slovak-Hungarian-Polish borderlands.

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‘A Vanished World’: Yom HaShoah Lecture 2023/5783 at Boulder JCC

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The Nazi campaign of annihilation during WW II targeted not only Jewish lives but also Jewish cultural heritage and traditions. In her presentation, Prof. Dorota Glowacka will focus on Hitler’s deliberate destruction of Eastern European Jewish cultural and religious institutions, literature, and language.

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Hope and Grief in the Age of Climate Change: Queer Disability Politics and Ancient Jewish Story

Can Jewish text and tradition offer resources for navigating the emotional terrain of climate change? In her presentation, Prof. Watts Belser will examine ancient and contemporary stories about Jonah, the biblical prophet who famously turned away from God’s call.  

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9th Annual Hebrew Schmooze-A-Palooza Concert

CU Boulder Hebrew students rapping on stage.

Each year, the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder presents a music festival featuring Hebrew-language students, alumni, faculty, and members of the broader public. At this year's in-person concert, the most iconic collection of songs in the Hebrew/Israeli repertoire will be performed.

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The German Resistance to Hitler and the Holocaust

This year's International Holocaust Remembrance Day speaker is Alan E. Steinweis. Professor Steinweis will examine whether moral outrage over the Holocaust was a motive behind two assassination attempts against Hitler.

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Know Your Nosh: Food, Jewishness, & Identity

There’s an old joke about Jewish holidays — they tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat! While there’s some truth to this description of Jewish holidays, this joke also reveals a connection between Jewish food, Jewish politics, Jewish identity, Jewish culture, and even Jewish survival that has taken many forms.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program: Through an Artist’s Eyes

Art is always intertwined with the social, and political worlds of its creation. In this program, Professor Willa M. Johnson will tell the stories of political dissidents and Jewish men, women, and children who were interned across Europe, including in the pre-war German city of Düsseldorf and in three war-period French camps, using the work of the German Communist artist Karl Schwesig and a chorus of archival data.

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The CU Boulder Program in Jewish Studies Receives a $250,000 Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation

The University of Colorado Program in Jewish Studies is excited to announce a $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to launch a new initiative, in partnership with the University Libraries, entitled Jews of Color: Histories and Futures. Dr. Samira Mehta will serve as Principal Investigator.

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