Shana Pava at the Western Wall

Alumni Profile: Shana Pava

UCSC Jewish Studies Alumni, Shana Pava, reflects on her time as the undergraduate intern for the Center for Jewish Studies as well as studying abroad in Israel!

Congratulations to our 2019 Diarna Fellows!

Congratulations to Emet Levy, Sophie Tamayo, Maddy Turner, and Emily Wang for receiving the 2019 Diarna Fellowship! Diarna fellows use digital mapping and database technologies to virtually preserve and ensure unimpeded access to endangered Jewish heritage sites across North Africa and the Middle East.

The Right to be Heard

Event Recap: 2019 Diller Lecture with James Loeffler – “The Right to Be Heard”

James Loeffler is the Jay Berkowitz professor of Jewish History at the University of Virginia, and the author of Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (2018). He presented the annual Helen Diller Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies titled “The Right to Be Heard: Jews, Human Rights, and Global Democracy” at UC Santa Cruz on Wednesday February […]

Call For The Diarna Fellowship

Call For UCSC Summer Fellowship 2019

Now accepting applications for Summer 2019 Fellowship at Diarna! Apply by April 30, 2019 at 5.00 p.m. Diarna: Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life, pioneers the use of digital mapping and database technologies to virtually preserve and ensure untrammeled access to endangered Jewish heritage sites throughout the region.

Can Jewish Customs Be Crowd-Sourced?

By Shelley S. Hebert. Just over 100 years ago when the Russian activist and writer known as S. An-sky set out to undertake a Jewish ethnographic study in the Pale of Settlement, he used the best available technology of the era—including some of the earliest audio recording equipment developed by American inventor Thomas Edison. Now the tools […]

James Loeffler

Diller Lecture to feature talk on the history of Jews, human rights, and global democracy

By Scott Rappaport. Guest author and scholar James Loeffler will deliver the 2019 Helen Diller Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studieson Wednesday, February 20, at the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn on the UC Santa Cruz campus. He will speak on the topic: The Right to Be Heard–Jews, Human Rights, and Global Democracy. Admission is free and open to the […]