About the Center

Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies promotes tolerance, understanding, and respect for all human life. We believe that all people have the right to live and thrive in safety, and we seek to build a more equitable and peaceful world through education and outreach.

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers, and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding, and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides.

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.

22nd Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Symposium: July 11-17, 2024

22nd Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Symposium: July 11-17, 2024

Register for the 22nd Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Symposium by June 1.

Library and Archives

Library and Archives

The Center's library is located in Anne Belk 250. It is open to the university and public. The collections include key scholarly journals, thousands of books, and rare archival materials pertaining to Jewish, Holocaust, and peace studies. The library also has two workstations for access to the USC Shoah Foundation's survivor testimonies.

Events

Events

The Center hosts a variety of Holocaust, Jewish, genocide, and peace studies programs, including testimonies from genocide survivors. Annually, the Center holds a memorial service for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Most events are free of charge and open to the public thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

News

Dr. Chris Patti Leads Discussion with Bob Horowitz at the NC Governor's Mansion

Dr. Chris Patti, an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and an Affiliate Faculty for the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, & Peace ...

January 30: "The Tuchyn Story and the Creation of a Digital and Physical Exhibit" with Dr. Anne Parsons

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (CJHPS) is pleased to host a lecture by D...

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day Memorial Service

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (CJHPS) is pleased to host the International H...

November 9: Lecture and Colloquium by Dr. Alex Hinton

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (CJHPS) is pleased to host Dr. Alex Hinton for...