With an anthropology BA, MA and PhD in hand, Moshe Kornfeld is working on a book and a podcast, and is teaching in the DU Center for Judaic Studies as the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow in the American Jewish Experience.
News & Events
Discover what's happening at the Center for Judaic Studies, the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and the Holocaust Awareness Institute. Read about Judaic Studies students and faculty, and join us for our many events and conferences, including the Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture, the Vinnik Evening of Jewish Culture, the Week of Jewish Philosophy and the Hebrew Seminar, as well as frequent online exhibitions highlighting the collections in the Beck Archives.
Upcoming Center for Judaic Studies Events
Sunday, January 15
The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton with Professor Andrew Porwancher
The Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society presents the 24th Annual Professor John C. Livingston Memorial Lecture in American Jewish History. For more than two centuries, Alexander Hamilton’s youth in the Caribbean has remained shrouded in mystery.
Debunking a string of myths around the origins of this founding father, Professor Andrew Porwancher (University of Oklahoma) arrives at a startling conclusion: Hamilton, in all likelihood, was born and raised Jewish. With a detective’s persistence and a historian’s rigor, Porwancher upends the assumption that Hamilton had a Christian boyhood and revolutionizes our understanding of an American icon.
This program is free, registration is required.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or (303) 871-3016.
- 1–2:30 p.m.
- BMH-BJ, 560 S Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224
Vinnik Evening of Jewish Culture
Sandy Vinnik was a passionate advocate for the advancement of Jewish studies and a leader in the Denver Jewish community. As part of her work with the center, the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and the Holocaust Awareness Institute, Sandy founded the Dr. Irwin E. Vinnik Fellowship for Advanced Study, providing funding for research and educational projects and learning trips to Israel. Sandy worked tirelessly to promote scholarship and understanding of Jewish culture. Each year, we honor her memory at the Vinnik Evening of Jewish Culture, which brings the community together for a night of film in partnership with the Denver Jewish Film Festival.