The faculty of the Center includes professors from departments and schools of Comparative Literature, Near Eastern Studies, History, Sociology, Law, Political Science, Journalism, Rhetoric, and Music. These internationally distinguished scholars, alongside Berkeley’s superb graduate students, continue our long-standing reputation as a leading center of Jewish Studies scholarship. Several generous endowments support annual colloquia, conferences, and other special events that enhance the Center’s core academic degree programs.
The Center for Jewish Studies is governed by a five-member Executive Committee (EC), each of whom serves a term of three years. The faculty director of the Center is also the chair of the Executive Committee. The EC appoints standing committees to administer extracurricular programs and lectures, the Designated Emphasis, and the Undergraduate Minor. The EC is responsible for coordinating with the Office of University Relations on fundraising initiatives, and convenes ad hoc committees as necessary. The committee meets regularly and reports to the office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.