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.  

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 – Please register for the event here Co-sponsored by the History Department and Center for Cultural Studies

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 Event Video: Digital Space & Difficult History: Curating The African American and Holocaust Museums 2.22.17 from IHR on Vimeo. Event Photos: Event Description: The new National Museum of African American History and Culture and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum both […]

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 […]

Jewish Studies Shabbat

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 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 should submit their papers to the Department of History via e-mail attachment to 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

‘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 […]