Skip navigation

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Center for Judaic Studies

Degree Programs

Events & Awards

Upcoming Events

third spacing image
Third Thursdays - An Experiment in Transdisciplinarity
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 4:00pm
The Center for Judaic Studies and the DU/Iliff Joint PhD Program in the Study of Religion[JDP] will co-sponsor a year long experiment in thirdspacing called Third Thursdays. Faculty and graduate students from the JDP will gather at 4 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site to practice the transdisciplinary encounter imagined by Soja's thirdspace. Each month, light refreshments will be provided and we will suggest a simple theme or idea to stimulate open conversation and engagement.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Hemenway at

Judy Winnick as Miep Gies
12th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 4:00pm

The 12th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture will be the premiere performance for the Denver Jewish Community of Judy Winnick portraying Miep Gies, A Beacon of Hope.

Miep Gies (1909-2010) is one of the unsung heroes of the Holocaust. This humble woman helped hide Anne Frank and her family in the Netherlands during WWII. Miep provided them with food and other basic necessities. The care and support of Miep and her husband enabled Anne's inspiring and historically significant diary to survive and to influence generations of readers.

Judy Winnick portrays extraordinary women from WWII history. Judy says, "These women inspire me with their courage, humility, compassion, and the message that one person can make a difference." Judy is a member of the Colorado Humanities/Chautauqua Speakers Bureau and has performed internationally. During her teaching career she received one of Colorado's Distinguished Teacher Awards.

Presented by The Holocaust Awareness Institute at The University of Denver's Center for Judaic Studies in cooperation with the MACC at the JCC's JAAMM Festival.
Elaine Wolf Theater, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246
$18 per person; no charge for Holocaust Survivors or students
Tickets can be purchased through the MACC at the JCC website or by calling 303-316-6360

Peter Cole Headshot
American Jewish Poet, Peter Cole
Monday, Oct. 27,2014 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 7:30pm

Join DU's Center for Judaic Studies, department of English, the Creative Writing Program, and CU Boulder's Programs in Mediterranean Studies, Creative Writing, and Jewish Studies for two events with Acclaimed American Jewish Poet, Peter Cole.

On Monday, October 27, join us at CU Boulder Humanities Room 150 for a public talk by Peter Cole. On October 28, join us at 7:30 pm for a poetry reading at Counterpath Books, 613 22nd street in Denver. Learn more about Peter Cole.

Kurtzer head shot
The Past, The Present, and Future of Jewish Memory:
Reconsidering Holocaust Memory
A Panel Conversation with Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer,
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 10:00am-12:30pm at DU

Join CJS faculty, Adam Rovner (CJS and English), Sarah Pessin (CJS and Philosophy), and Lydia Gil Keff (History and CJS Affiliate Faculty) for a fascinating panel conversation on memory and the Holocaust with special guest, Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, and JAAMM Fest's Scholar in Residence. The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver is partnering with the Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the Jewish Community Center's 2014 JAAMM Fest to host this event at the University of Denver. Save the date and check back soon for more details about this event!


CJS Scrapbook
See pictures from a sampling of other CJS events here