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
Saturday, April 1, 2023
The Vinnik Evening of Jewish Culture: CJS and Denver Film present the film “I Am Not”
Join us for a film screening and discussion with acclaimed Israeli documentary filmmaker Tomer Heymann.
Born in Guatemala, Oren is adopted by an Israeli family as a baby. He struggles to find his place in society, until he decides to take up a video camera and document his own life, embarking on a quest to the country of his birth to seek out his biological family in the hopes of better defining his own identity. “I Am Not” follows his life-changing journey.
A limited number of tickets are reserved for DU students, faculty and staff! Contact the Center for Judaic Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-3020 to request.
- 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)
- Sie Film Center | 2150 E Colfax Ave, Denver CO 80206
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
The Racism of People Who Love You: A Conversation with Samira Mehta
The Center for Judaic Studies, the Gender & Women's Studies program, and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies welcome Dr. Samira Mehta for a conversation about her latest book.
The Racism of People Who Love You: Essays on Mixed Race Belonging has been proclaimed "the epitome of a book meeting a moment" by Oprah Daily. Dr. Mehta is Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies and Director of Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on the intersections of religion, culture, and gender in the U.S.
- 4 p.m.
- University of Denver Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, Rm 190 | 1901 E Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80210
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.
Conferences and Seminars
Center for Judaic Studies holds conferences and seminars to engage with the Denver Jewish community and beyond.