Radical Jewish Politics Workshop

May 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Humanities 2, Room 259 Workshop on Radical Jewish Politics with visiting scholars in Jewish Studies 9:00am-1:00pm: Session 1 1:00-2:00pm: Lunch 2:00-5:00: Session 2 RSVP required – More details coming soon

UCSC Night at the Museum – Radical Jewish Politics: From Marx to Bernie

May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Museum of Art & History | Free Join us for “Night at the Museum – Radical Jewish Politics: From Marx to Bernie” at the Museum of Art and History A public conversation with Tony Michels, professor of American Jewish History at University of Wisconsin Madison and […]

The Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies

April 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Humanities 1, Room 210 | Free The Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies presents: Mitchell Duneier, the Maurice P. During, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University on “Ghetto: Invention of a Place, History of an Idea” Lecture at 4:00pm – Humanities 1, RM […]

Digital Space and Difficult History: Curating The African American and Holocaust Museums

Digital Space & Difficult History: Curating The African American and Holocaust Museums

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Kresge Town Hall, UC Santa Cruz The new National Museum of African American History and Culture and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum both translate difficult, often traumatic, histories into museum exhibitions and invite audiences of all ages to contend with narratives of struggle, oppression, violence, and […]

UC Santa Cruz launches Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies

By Scott Rappaport Over 150 donors commit nearly $1 million to support research, teaching, and public events UC Santa Cruz has established an endowed chair to honor the person most responsible for the thriving Jewish Studies program that exists on the campus today. Over 150 donors have committed a combined total of $977,130 to establish the […]

Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies

Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies Investiture Ceremony and Reception

Please join Chancellor George Blumenthal in celebration of the: Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies Investiture Ceremony and Reception University Center, UC Santa Cruz Sunday, January 22, 2017 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served RSVP HERE RSVP by January 6, 2017 Questions? Contact Jessica Guild at (831) 459-1274 or jguild@ucsc.edu HONOREES Professor Murray Baumgarten Professor Murray Baumgarten […]

A historic anniversary: 1516-2016 Beit Venezia for the Ghetto Quincentennial

For eight years now BEIT VENEZIA (previously known as The Venice Center for International Jewish Studies) has honored and continued the legacy of the Ghetto of Venice as a center of Jewish life, art, and learning. We are proud to have been the first to highlight the historic significance of the Ghetto Quincentennial (1516-2016) and […]

Call For Applications: Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards

The Jewish Studies Program invites submissions for the 2015-2016 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards. To encourage and reward outstanding research and writing on Jewish themes by undergraduates at UCSC, the Awards Committee will select four outstanding essays or senior theses that represent distinguished examples of undergraduate scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies. Submissions: Students […]