Hebrew Bible Through the Ages
For Professor David Lambert, studying the Hebrew Bible means much more than simply reading the ancient text. He extends his study to explore how the Bible is interpreted through the ages, and how different cultural assumptions alter how people approach the Bible. Read More
Van der Horst Professorship
Flora Cassen will join Carolina’s History department next academic year as the JMA and Sonja Van der Horst Fellow in Jewish History and Culture. Her research focus is Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History. The JMA and Sonja van der Horst Distinguished Professorship was established by the children of the late Johannes and Sonja van der Horst with reparation funds that were awarded to their mother.
Jonathan Boyarin, who joined Carolina’s Department of Religious Studies in 2007 as the Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Distinguished Professor of Modern Jewish Thought, has been appointed associate director for the Center. He will work with Jonathan Hess on long-range planning for the Center, curriculum development, fund raising and public outreach.
Events for 2010-2011
The Center has announced its public event series for the new academic year.
Advisory Board Members
Four members of the Center’s Advisory Board have rotated off the
board after serving terms since 2002: Barry Schochet, Harvey Colchamiro, Jay Schwartz and Gary Kaminsky. Joining the Advisory Board this year are Rhonda Silver of New Jersey, Lori B. Wittlin of Washington, D.C. and Gary J. Kaminsky of New York (no relation to the other Gary Kaminsky).
Director's Message: Welcoming a New Academic Year
This fall, the Carolina Center for Jewish
Studies is again starting off the academic
year with a bang, with new faculty, new
courses and an exciting menu of speakers
who will be visiting the campus in the
coming months. With a new faculty member in Hebrew Bible on campus and a new hire just made in Jewish history, we are getting close to the point when we can launch a comprehensive major in Jewish Studies. Read More
Make a Difference Through Annual Support
When you make an annual gift to the Center, you help us accomplish all our activities—from expanding our academic program, to hosting compelling events, to supporting faculty and students with their research initiatives. Read More