The Interdisciplinary Judaic Studies Minor provides substantive understanding of the historical, religious, literary, philosophical, sociological, and political experiences of the Jews. Drawing on General Education and advanced coursework from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences it offers a diverse disciplinary framing of questions central to the Jewish experience with different perspectives and methodologies. With general and Hebrew language tracks the Judaic Studies Minor is an ideal complement for majors across the University of Maine.
In addition, the Judaic Studies Program sponsors public speakers and events on campus.
Judaic Studies at UMaine is made possible by the Norman Minsky Judaic Studies Fund.
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Sounds from Silence: Rescuing Music Suppressed by the Nazis
On Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) Prof. Phillip Silver gave a presentation on his research rescuing music suppressed by the Nazis with a performance by the Silver Duo (Phillip and Noreen Silver), live in Minsky Recital Hall.
Co-sponsored by: UMaine Judaic Studies, UMaine Religious Studies, UMaine History Dept., UMaine Philosophy Dept., UMaine School of Performing Arts, Clement & Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, UMaine Hillel, Congregation Beth El (Bangor), Congregation Beth Israel (Bangor), Bangor Public Library, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, and the Jewish Community Endowment Association (JCEA).