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Center for Judaic Studies

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Center for Judaic Studies

Current Initiatives

  • Inclusive Excellence
    CJS is one of a handful of units on campus awarded inclusion in DU's groundbreaking new Inclusive Excellence Graduate Fellows program. Learn more... 

  • Denver Jewish Learning Collaborative
    A new partnership between the Center for Judaic Studies, MACC at the JCC, and Kabbalah Experience. Working together for two years and growing strong, the Denver Jewish Learning Collaborative is dedicated to bringing people in Denver together for in-depth learning opportunities around Jewish texts and ideas; the Center for Judaic Studies is very proud to be a part of this collaborative here in Denver.

  • Jewish Texts in Translation Project
    Translating Jewish texts is a core area of emphasis among faculty at CJS. Working in multiple research languages, faculty ask critical questions about the art and science of translation, including how translation decisions impact how we understand Jewish ideas. Learn more...

  • Israel Cultures Initiative
    CJS offers a wide range of opportunities to study Israeli culture, history, language and literature, and many CJS faculty are involved in research projects related to Israel. Learn more...

  • Internationalization
    CJS plays a leading role in DU's ongoing Internationalization efforts. In addition to bringing visiting scholars, authors, and artists from around the world into our classrooms, CJS works with DU to help students study abroad as part of their Judaic studies minor. Learn more...

  • 'Thirdspacing' – A Graduate Student and Faculty Experiment in Transdisciplinarity
    Beginning in April of 2014, 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. Learn more...

  • CJS Faculty Blogs
    Read some of our faculty's reflections as they travel the world on a range of research and teaching adventures.
    Prof. Elizabeth Karlsgodt, CJS Affiliated Faculty 

  • Jewish Heritage Video Collection
    The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver invites you to explore Jewish themes using an exciting approach to Jewish education through media - The Jewish Heritage Video Collection (JHVC). Learn more...

  • Digitization Project, HAI
    Through our Holocaust Awareness Institute, CJS has always been dedicated to sharing Holocaust survivor testimonies and other important Holocaust educational materials. In 2012, CJS embarked on a multi-year project making thousands of hours of videotape and cassette recordings available digitally for public online access. Learn more...

  • Survivors Speakers Bureau
    Working with our Holocaust Awareness Institute to share lessons from the past, CJS organizes free opportunities for students and community groups across Colorado to hear first-hand testimonies from local Holocaust survivors. Learn more...

  • Holocaust Awareness Teacher Trainings
    Dedicated to education on campus and beyond, CJS works with a range of local and national Holocaust educators to organize annual teacher trainings for teachers who would like to teach the history and lessons of the Holocaust to their middle school and high school students. Learn more...

  • Restoring Family Links Program, working with the American Red Cross
    Starting in June 2013, CJS partners with the American Red Cross' 'Family Links Program' to help survivors of tragedies past and present find lost family members. Learn more...

  • DU Speaks Justice
    As part of our mission to make DU's Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site a regional hub for education and bridge-building, CJS is teaming up with partners across campus and across CO to share messages of justice and visions for a better world. Learn more...

  • Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site
    CJS works with a wide range of DU and community partners to ensure that DU's Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site honors the past by transforming the present and future. Learn more...

  • Endowed Chair of Holocaust Studies
    Aiming to ensure the continued growth of Holocaust Studies at DU and beyond, CJS is working, with your help, to endow a Chair of Holocaust Studies. Learn more...