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
04/10/2018 - We were delighted
04/10/2018 - Professor Amnon Reichman visited the University of Illinois College of Law on March 8-9, 2018. The visit was sponsored by the Israel Studies Project.
04/04/2018 - When it comes to choosing a university, average class sizes are a point of anxiety for many prospective students.
04/03/2018 - I created Dialogue: A Polish-Jewish Film Series about a year ago with the intention of starting a forum for cross-cultural dialogue around Polish-Jewish issues that
03/05/2018 - On Monday, March 5th, Michael Shapiro, co-founder and first director of the Program in Jewish Culture & Society, returned to campus to speak about Wrestling With Shylock: Jewish Responses to The Merchant of Venice, in celebration of the essay collection with that name edited by Shapiro and Edna Nahshon and published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. Speaking to an attentive audience in Levis Faculty Center, Shapiro sketched in the origins of Shakespeare’s character and traced his changing presentation from Elizabethan times to the present.
11/06/2017 - On Monday, November 6, 2017, with generous support from the Greenfield Lynch lecture series, we
02/17/2017 - Steven Weitzman, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s department of religious studies, will present a lecture titled “The Double Helix of Jewish History: Genetics and the Search for the
04/18/2016 - The Program in Jewish Culture and Society and the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide
02/11/2016 - The Krouse Family Visiting Scholars in Judaism and Western Culture Fund made another exci