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Most programs are free to attend and open to the public; however, reservations are required for all.

Unless otherwise noted: All events will be held in the Millie and Irving Bercowetz Research Library at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. This can be found in Harry Jack Gray E300.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Susan Gottlieb at 860.768.4964 or email

Click here to download a PDF version of the printed semester flyer.

Register for an event.

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Film: The Good Nazi


September 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Richard Freund, Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and the Vilna Excavations Project
Michael Good, author of The Search for Major Plagge.

 Event Type: Film ScreeningPanel Discussion

Divine Musings: The Art of Bruce Gillespie


September 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldenberg, Retired Educator, ACES (Area Cooperative Educational Services)

 Event Type: Lecture

Remembering Philip Roth: An American Jewish Literary Legend


September 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Joshua Lambert, Academic Director, Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Mass.
Aimee Pozorski, Central Connecticut State University, and (former) President of the Philip Roth Society

 Learn More...Event Type: Panel Discussion

Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century


October 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

James Loeffler, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, University of Virginia

 Learn More...Event Type: Lecture

An Evening with Violins of Hope, Strings of the Holocaust


October 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
The G. Fox Ballroom, 960 Main Street, Hartford, Conn.

Niv Ashkenazi - Violinist

Simon Konover Recognition for Excellence in Holocaust Teaching presentation Avinoam Patt.

Presented by Voices of Hope. For tickets and information,, or call 860.470.5591.

 Event Type: ConcertAward Ceremony

Americans and the Holocaust; and Confronting Racism and Anti-Semitism in America Today


October 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Daniel Greene, Guest Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Steve Ginsburg,
Director, Anti-Defamation League, Connecticut Regional Office



 Event Type: Lecture

Student Documentary Film Festival


October 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Wilde Auditorium, Harry Jack Gray Center

Presentation of trailers from documentaries created by University of Hartford students.

 Event Type: Film FestivalFilm ScreeningPanel Discussion

The Archaeology of the Holocaust: 2008–18


October 19, 2018 at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Richard Freund, University of Hartford Professor
Harry Jol, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Professor

Registration required. For complete details, visit

 Event Type: Lecture

Holocaust and Genocide Educators Workshop


October 29, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1877 Club, Harry Jack Gray Center

Register by Friday, October 12. Attendees must be full-time teachers in public or private middle and high schools.

For more information, email

 Event Type: Workshop

The Lillian Margulies Singer Jewish Humor Lecture Benji Lovitt


November 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Gilman Theater, Mandell Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Conn.

Tickets are $10. Attendance is free for students.

For reservations, contact the Mandell Jewish Community Center Box Office, 860.231.6316.

 Event Type: Lecture

Descendants of the Shoah


November 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration and fee required.
Call Voices of Hope, 860.470.5591

 Event Type: Conference

Forty Years After Camp David: America, Israel, and the Peace Process


December 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

In Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel and Hanukkah

Kenneth Stein, Professor at Emory University; Founding Director, Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel

 Event Type: Lecture