Center for Jewish Studies


About the Center

The Center for Jewish Studies is an intellectual and programming hub for public events, research projects, and collaborations devoted to the exploration of Jewish culture and history. The content of our programming organically integrates the contemporary issues that are most important to our constituents, with a range of perspectives and methods unique to Jewish Studies. In so doing, we place Jewish Studies squarely at the center of the intellectual and cultural life of the campus and illuminate the central role that Jewish creativity has played in helping to shape human civilization for over three thousand years.

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The Jewish Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program offering an undergraduate major and minor, administered by the UCSC History Department in the Humanities Division. For more information on the major and minor, visit