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Coming for The SPRING 2015


April 14
Sayed Kashua, Palestinian novelist and journalist
on the challenges of writing in Hebrew and negotiating identities. 

7pm in Neilson Browsing Room




Class visit in JUD 362: Punchline: The Jewish Comic Tradition

Open Seminar, Tuesday April 14, 1 -3pm
Poetry Center Public lecture




The Program in Jewish Studies and the

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival present:




Kudos to our own Joel Kaminsky

The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible: Understanding Jewish and Christian Scriptures, co-authored by Joel Kaminsky, Morningstar Professor of Jewish Studies and professor of religion, has been selected by the American Library Association’s Choice magazine as a 2014 Outstanding Academic Title. Kaminsky’s book offers an accessible, scholarly perspective on the Bible, drawing on Jewish, Protestant and Catholic interpretations.




Monday, February 23

Dr. Marc Caplan on

"The Migrations and Transformations of Tevye: from Yiddish literary masterpiece to Fiddler on the Roof"

7pm in Graham Auditorium






Presentation of the Major in Minor


Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Noon

Dewey Common Room

Come meet the faculty and students and find out about our program!

JUD poster

Congratulations to Joel Kaminsky on having been named the Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies.