Yom HaShoah -- Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

Sunday, April 12, 2015

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Twilight Auditorium

Join us for a service of commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day.  The program includes screening of the 2014 Frontline film "Memory of the Camps," (60 min.) which includes disturbing images of concentration camps immediately following liberation in 1945 and is not suitable for children.

Co-sponsored by Middlebury College Hillel, The Addison County Jewish Congregation: Havurah, The Middlebury Area Clergy Association, and the Middlebury College Chaplain's Office.



Upcoming Events

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Fall 2015 Events

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Poetry Reading by Peter Cole (McArthur Fellow)

Title: The Invention of Influence

Abernethy Reading Room in Axinn Center at Starr Library

4:30 PM


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hannah A. Quint lecture in Jewish Studies

Paula Fredriksen

Title: "Augustine and the Jews: From Fourth-Century North Africa to Present-day Israel”

McCardell Bicentennial hall (MBH) 220

4:30 PM










The Minor In Jewish Studies

What is Jewish Studies?

Jewish Studies ranges over the study of Jews and Judaism from the Biblical period to the present.  It takes Judaism not only as a "religion," but as a civilization and culture encompassing a rich textual tradition, literature in several languages, philosophy and theology, customs and ritual, art, music and film.  Jewish Studies is by its nature interdisciplinary and can be approached, for example, from within the disciplines of history, religion, sociology and anthropology, or literary study.  The program also sponsors a wide array of lectures and other events, including the annual Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies.

A distinguishing aspect of Middlebury's program is the depth of study possible in Hebrew.  Middlebury also offers a Hebrew Minor, with courses in both Modern and Classical Hebrew.  Introductory Modern Hebrew is offered every year, and Introductory Classical Hebrew in alternate years, usually in Winter Term. (For Hebrew course descriptions, click on the link to “Courses,” upper left.)

Participating Faculty:

Professors: Shalom Goldman (Religion); Robert S. Schine (Religion/Classics); O. Larry Yarbrough (Religion);Tamar Mayer (Geography; Robert Cohen (English and American Literatures). Associate Professors: Rebecca Bennette, Director of the program (History); Theodore Sasson, (International Studies); Assistant Professors: Natasha Chang (Comparative Literature) and  Orian Zakai (Hebrew) Program Coordinator: Vijaya L. Wunnava