Thank you for your Support!
As we celebrate the start of a new year, we want to thank you for your continued support of our students, faculty, and community programs. A gift to the Center for Jewish Studies ensures that we remain a strong and vibrant program, fostering future generations of bright, engaged, thoughtful scholars and leaders.
Last semester, the Berkeley campus returned to in-person classes and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the students back, with all the energy and excitement they bring! (Read more here…)
Spring 2022 Classes
Hebrew Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Hebrew Literature
Language, Culture, and Identities in Israel
Contemporary Judaism in Israel: State, Religion, and Gender
Powerlessness and Superpowers: Comic Books & Jewish Identity
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. Click here to learn more.
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. Click here to learn more.