Alma Heckman

History professor Alma Heckman named Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies

August 03, 2017 By Scott Rappaport. Assistant professor of history and Jewish Studies Alma Rachel Heckman has been appointed as the new holder of the Neufeld-Levin Holocaust Endowed Chair at UC Santa Cruz. The interdisciplinary endowed chair was established in 1995 by Anne Neufeld-Levin, a former president of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation Board of Trustees, […]

2016 – 2017 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards

The Jewish Studies Program invites submissions for the 2016-2017 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. Students should […]

Jewish Studies Open House

Jewish Studies Open House

April 12 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Humanities 1, Room 210 | Free Come discover what makes the Jewish Studies program at UC Santa Cruz such a unique and vibrant educational opportunity. Meet Jewish Studies faculty and students, learn about classes, internship opportunities, and the Jewish Studies intellectual community.  

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 should submit their papers to the Department of History via e-mail attachment to historyundergrad@ucsc.edu by Monday, June 6th, 5:00pm. A letter of support from a faculty sponsor is recommended, but not required.

Questions: Direct any questions to the Jewish Studies Academic Advising Coordinator, Bruce Thompson at brunet@ucsc.edu.

‘Venice Ghetto at 500’ explores its legacy on Jewish life

by patricia corrigan , j. correspondent “Il Ghetto: The Venice Ghetto at 500,” a new exhibit at the Jewish Community Library, explores the history of the Venice ghetto and the centuries of Jewish life inside it. The exhibit, a joint presentation with the Museo Italo Americano of San Francisco, offers two sets of photos of […]

The Diarna Project

Call for Applications: UCSC Center for Jewish Studies Summer Fellowship at Diarna

Organization: Digital Heritage Mapping (DHM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, specializes in virtual documentation of global cultural heritage sites. DHM is partnered with the American Sephardi Federation at The Center for Jewish History to advance Diarna. Project: DHM’s flagship initiative, Diarna: Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life, pioneers the use of digital mapping […]

Venice Ghetto at 500 and the Future of Memory

Jewish Studies Conference to Examine Venice Ghetto and the Future of Memory

By Scott Rappaport The Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz will present a one-day conference, The Venice Ghetto at 500 and the Future of Memory, on campus February 23, at the Humanities 1 Building. The conference will address the complexity of the Ghetto of Venice as it marks its 500th anniversary–both as an actual physical […]

Hedwig Rose at the IHR

Holocaust Survivor and Scholar Hedwig Rose to Give Public Talk at UCSC on Jan. 21

By Scott Rappaport. Following her father’s arrest by the Nazis in 1942, six-year-old Hedwig Rose, her mother, and sister spent three years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar by a Christian friend until the country was liberated on May 5, 1945. Today Rose is a well-known speaker, a frequent visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, a […]