What is the Center for Jewish Studies

Center for Jewish Studies

The Center for Jewish Studies contributes to the production of new, collaborative, and interdisciplinary scholarship in Jewish studies. It offers an innovative model for the inclusion of a Jewish perspective into relevant academic disciplines and academic units at ASU. Assuming a leadership role in educating the public about Jewish history and culture, from antiquity to the present, the center conducts a vigorous outreach program that offers lectures, seminars, symposia and art exhibits.

The Center for Jewish Studies evolved from ASU’s Jewish studies program, which was founded in 1978 and offers a certificate in Jewish Studies. The center was established in 2009 to enhance research and promote high-level instruction in the understanding of Judaism locally, nationally and globally.