Explore all facets of Jewish life

We’re dedicated to research, instruction and community outreach

A modern approach to interdisciplinary Jewish studies

Our unique academic program and research center hybrid serves as an intellectual resource for all aspects of the Jewish experience, from philosophical and political viewpoints to the study of Judaism. Through undergraduate and graduate courses, research conferences, public lectures and more, we’re committed to fostering critical inquiry and scholarly entrepreneurship as we disseminate accurate information about Jewish culture and enhance the quality of Jewish life in the Phoenix metropolitan area and around the world.

As a part of our program and center, our community of students, faculty and staff understand knowledge is inseparable from identity and it transforms the present and future. Come learn with us today and help create a better tomorrow for Jewish communities. 

Why study here?

Upcoming events


Jewish Heritage Tour: Eastern Europe
August 31 - September 15, 2020
Visit great cities that marked Central European Jewish life
Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean
Jan 12 - Mar 26, 2020
Exhibit highlighting the history of the earliest Jewish communities in the New World
Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence - SOLD OUT
Jan 27, 2020
Libby Garland - Jews & Immigration: History & Moral Obligation

2019-2020 events calendar booklet (PDF)