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.
Spring scholarship applications due: Friday, April 21!
To learn more about how to apply please check our scholarship page
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
To view Oren Gross's Venerate, Amend, Violate: Fear and Trembling in Deviating from Divine Law
To view Shaul Shenhav's Stories of Israel