WELCOME TO THE JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM

Spring 2021 Classes

Holy Fanfiction: Retelling Stories from the Bible and Quran

Tel Aviv: A City from the Sands

Holocaust Memory in Museums: Israel and the U.S.

Contemporary Judaism in Israel: Swaying Religion and Nationality

Topics in Judaism: Lit & History in Hebrew Bible

Academic Degree Programs

DESIGNATED EMPHASIS (DE) FOR PhD STUDENTS

The DE in Jewish Studies provides curricular and research resources for students who want to concentrate on Jewish Studies within their respective disciplines and have their work formally recognized in their degree designation. Designed to bring together faculty and students from different departments, the DE is administered by the Graduate Group in Jewish Studies and provides a unique context for rigorous cross-disciplinary research. Students applying to the DE must be prepared to integrate high-level research in Jewish Studies into their coursework, qualifying exam, and dissertation.

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MINOR IN JEWISH STUDIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

The minor in Jewish Studies is designed to give students an overview of some of the major themes in Jewish Studies, and cultivate the potential of budding Jewish studies scholars among the undergraduate population. In addition to gaining a certain minimum breadth of acquaintance with the field, students have the opportunity to explore a particular interest among the varied topics and areas presented by Jewish Studies. The Jewish Studies minor is open to all UC Berkeley students.

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Videos

U.C. Berkeley Faculty: Hatred Old and New

Ron Hendel : How Old Is The Bible?

Robert Alter: Translating the Bible

Upcoming Events

Ode to Energy: Einstein, Feynman, and Oppenheimer at Mid-Century

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

The Jews of Ottoman Izmir

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Yiddish

Thursday, March 04, 2021

In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918–1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust

Thursday, April 08, 2021