Embodied Judaism Digital Exhibits

Judaism is often considered a religion of the mind, defined by the study and practice of Jewish law, but it also has rich traditions as a religion of the body, engaging sights, sounds, emotions, and feelings of spirituality. The Embodied Judaism Series, held biannually at the University of Colorado Boulder, draws on materials housed in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections to explore the role of the body in Jewish life through public symposiums, featuring academic scholars, prominent practitioners, and artistic performers, and multimedia exhibits aimed at academic and non-academic audiences.

The Embodied Judaism Series is presented by the University of Colorado Boulder's Program in Jewish Studies, the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives, and cosponsors.

The digital exhibits on this site include the content and images created for the physical Embodied Judaism exhibits housed on-site in Norlin Library at CU Boulder. 

Click here to browse the Embodied Judaism digital exhibits

To learn more about the Embodied Judaism Series and see our upcoming events, visit the Embodied Judaism Series webpage. 


The Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections

The Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, in conjunction with the University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives, is building a collection of archival holdings focused on Judaism and the Jewish-American experience from roughly the late 1940s to the present. The material collected in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections aims to shed light on the religious, cultural, and social movements of American Judaism as well as on the various philosophies of Judaism and Jewish organizations in the relevant period.

The Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections exist to document the work of the individuals and groups, who transformed and in many cases are still transforming the American Jewish experience in the post-World War II period, and to make that experience accessible to students, researchers, and interested parties of all kinds.

The Collections seek to:

  1. Preserve post-Holocaust American Jewish cultural heritage for future generations
  2. Provide research opportunities for scholars, students, and researchers
  3. Promote the study of post-Holocaust American Jewish history within the context of the broader American and international community by sponsoring symposia and developing exhibits both physical and online
  4. Engage with the community through collections-based education and outreach

To learn more about the collections, visit the PHAJ website.