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Center for Jewish Studies
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Center for Jewish Studies

Center for Jewish Studies

About Us

At the Center for Jewish Studies, we are dedicated to exploring the important questions about Jewish history and culture from antiquity to the modern age. Our acclaimed faculty, path-breaking research, expanding undergraduate program, and focus on deepening ties within the University attest to the success and ongoing promise of our mission: to foster a new understanding of Jewish culture and history.

We support the academic study of the historical, cultural, linguistic, ethnic, geographic, and religious diversity of the full range of peoples who identify themselves as Jewish, while fulfilling the educational mission of the liberal arts to promote critical thought, reflection on values, and analysis of sources.


Announcements

  • The Fall 2015 JWST Course List is Here!

    We've released our course list for Fall 2015! You can register for these classes at ONESTOP starting Monday the 23rd. We encourage you to look them over, and consider working with one of our world-class faculty in the fall. Feel free to contact us at jwst@umn.edu with any questions you may have. We'd also welcome the opportunity to talk with you about the Jewish Studies major and minor, and the Hebrew minor.

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    (Continue Reading)03/20/15
  • Jewish Refugees in Shanghai Exhibit Opening in March

    ellen-wiss-family.jpgJewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941) is a collaborative community effort to share information about the unique experiences of Jewish refugees during World War II.The cornerstone of this project is a historical exhibit curated by the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. The exhibit has been enhanced with additional stories from four "Shanghailanders" with deep Minnesota connections. The exhibit runs from March 19-May 7, 2015 at the Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416. For more information, go to the Confucius Institute website: confucius.umn.edu

    (Continue Reading)02/23/15
  • "Can One Laugh at Everything?" Audio Available

    Our friends at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies have downloaded audio of the recent Charlie Hebdo symposium "Can One Laugh at Everything? Satire and Free Speech After Charlie." The post also contains informative visuals provided by two of the speakers. The symposium continues to resonate on and off campus, and we encourage you to check out the CHGS site.

    (Continue Reading)02/16/15

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