Center for Jewish Studies
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.
We are now accepting scholarship applications!
To learn more about how to apply please check our scholarship page
Join us for our last community lecture of the semester.
Israeli Institute Visiting Professor, Shaul Shenhav, presents
"The Stories of Israel" on April 3 at 7:30pm,
Adath Jeshurun Congregation.
Check out our youtube channel to view past events.
To view Michael Barnett's The Star and the Stripes: Foreign Policies of American Jews
To view Charlotte Fonrobert's Judaism in the Public Square: Taking Talmud to Town
To view Sam Freedman's The Shaky Covenant
To view Michael Berkowitz's Rascals, Fugitives, and Gentlemen: The Hidden History of Jews and Photojournalism