12/04/2018 - Following Pope John Paul II’s visit to Cuba in 1998, Fidel Castro Ruz
10/29/2018 - On Friday night, several members of the UIUC faculty and staff joined students and community members for a
10/26/2018 - We are now halfway through our 21st Century Jewish Writing and the World series.
10/26/2018 - The series that has become “Mad Creative” is the first in what I hope will become an HGMS
10/04/2018 - CHAMPAIGN, Ill.
09/26/2018 - On the occasion of Yom Kippur, WILL Radio’s “The 21st” hosted an episode reflecting on religion
09/24/2018 - As Director of the Program in Jewish Culture & Society, I attended the convocation ceremony for n
09/02/2018 - The Program in Jewish Culture & Society partnered with Illini Hillel on September 2nd to co-host the fi
08/21/2018 - During her undergraduate days at Illinois, Meirav Malter had a common problem faced by curious people: She wanted to study pretty much everything.
08/17/2018 - Dov Weiss, Assistant Professor of Religion, recently discussed his award-winning book, "Pious Irreverence", on the "Judaism Unbound" podcast:
- Comparative and World Literature and Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies Graduate Student Alex van Doren awarded Bailey Fellowship!
05/01/2018 - The Fred S. Bailey Fellowship for Community Leadership, Service, and Activism supports University of Illinois Urbana campus graduate and professional students who have shown passion, creativity, innovation, and commitment through community organizing, activism, and/or service in one or more of the following areas: social justice, environment, global engagement and/or interfaith cooperation.
04/25/2018 - We are delighted that three affiliated faculty of the Program in Jewish Culture & Society or the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies are included in the newest news from LAS!
04/25/2018 - On April 23, 2018, the UIUC campus and beyond got a sneak-preview of Sayed Kashua’s newest novel, Track Changes. Sayed is a prolific and internationally lauded Palestinian-Israeli journali
04/18/2018 - Ellie graduated with a minor in Jewish Studies in 2011, went on to earn an MSW, and has been with the Chica