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Rachel Gross

November 8, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – Rachel Gross, The Jewish Deli Revival: Buying and Selling American Jewish Nostalgia

In recent years, there has been a nostalgic resurgence of interest in the Jewish deli menu. Restaurateurs and purveyors of Jewish food are deliberately making American Jewish food fit for the twenty-first century, emphasizing sustainability, local produce, and a nostalgic longing for family and communal histories. By selling and consuming a revitalized deli cuisine, American Jews […]

Announcing Summer 2018 Diarna Fellows

Congratulations to this year’s Diarna Fellows!   Michelle Abraamian, Senior Major/Concentration: History, Americas and Africa Most Excited to: learn about digital mapping technologies and historical discoveries through geography relevant to modern issues.       Madeline Maria Carpou, Junior Major/Concentration: History Most excited to: get some hands-on experience in researching historical subjects, and also to engage more […]

Jewish Studies Shabbat

May 18, 2018 @ 7 pm – Prospective Student Shabbat

Interested in learning more about the Jewish Studies major and minor at UC Santa Cruz? Come meet our illustrious Jewish studies professors, Muray Baumgarten, Bruce Thompson, and Alma Heckman for a special Shabbat dinner at Santa Cruz Hillel! Come hear about next year’s exciting course line up, talk to current students in the program, and […]


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