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Center for Judaic Studies

Degree Programs



The Center for Judaic Studies' strong vision for Jewish studies programming and education has resulted in our being an ongoing recipient of a number of prestigious grants.

*For a list of awards that are available from CJS to students and community members, please visit the "CJS Events and Awards" page.

Marsico Visiting Scholars grants:

Faculty members can expand learning opportunities for undergraduates by applying for Marsico Visiting Scholar grants. These grants fund visiting researchers' work in specific fields.

Recent Marsico Awards to CJS faculty
Date Visiting scholar Expertise Work produced Awarded to professor
October 2012 Bernardo Kononovich Clinical Psychology, Filmmaking Kadish Lydia Gil Keff
October 2012 Nancy Stockdale History, Jewish Studies   Jonathan Sciarcon
April 2012 Roy Horovitz Performance Art My First Sony Sari Havis
May 2011 Claire Katz Jewish philosophy   Sarah Pessin
March 2011 Miri Talmon-Bohm Israeli film   Sari Havis
February 2011 Annie Dawid and Haim Watzman Writing and translation   Adam Rovner
May 2010 Carol Newsom Dead Sea Scrolls   Alison Schofield

American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Grant

This program gives American students a broad understanding of Israel's history, society, politics, culture, and relations with its neighbors and the broader international community.
Through the work of CJS, DU is one of 20 universities in the country to receive this prestigious grant.

  • 2012-2013: Grant renewed for Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professor Dr. Menachem Mor (University of Haifa)
  • 2011-2012: Grant awarded to support Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professor Dr. Menachem Mor (University of Haifa)

Rose Community Foundation Grant

Rose Community Foundation issues grants to organizations and institutions serving the seven-county greater Denver community in the areas of aging, child and family development, education, health and Jewish life.

  • Most recent award: 2011-2013
    Awarded a grant for series of salons on Israeli history and culture, programmed in partnership with the American Jewish Committee (AJC)
  • 2009-2010
    Awarded a grant "Celebrating Jewish Denver's 150th Anniversary" which enabled us to mount a large, engaging exhibit at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and produce a set of 12 beautiful Colorado Jewish history panels, currently on display at the Anderson Academic Commons.  The grant also supported a Jewish genealogy workshop at the Colorado Jewish History Museum as well as a popular bus tour of Denver Jewish sites.

Women's Library Association Research Collection Development Grant

The Women's Library Association offers grants to faculty to enhance the Penrose Collection.

  • 2014: Prof. Sarah Pessin and Amy Balogh, Program Coordinator, received a ULA grant to upgrade the Jewish Heritage Video Collection from VHS to DVD and to integrate it into the Penrose collection.
  • 2013: Professor Sari Havis received a WLA grant to improve Penrose's collection around Israeli culture and cinema.
  • 2012: Professor Sari Havis received a WLA grant to improve Penrose's collection around Israeli culture and cinema.
  • 2011: Professors Sarah Pessin and Jonathan Sciarcon received WLA grants to improve Penrose's collection around Israeli and Jewish history.
  • 2010: Professors Sari Havis and Jonathan Sciarcon received WLA grants to begin and expand Penrose's collection around Israeli cinema, culture and history, and Jewish history.
  • 2009: Professor Sarah Pessin received a WLA grant to expand Penrose holdings in the areas of Jewish philosophy and theology.