UCSC Receives $150,000 Grant for Jewish Studies Program

UC Santa Cruz has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the David B. Gold Foundation to support a new project in the campus’s Jewish Studies Program. Titled “Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges,” the project will integrate contemporary issues that are most important to students, faculty, and the community—including the environment, science and technology, the arts, […]

Il Ghetto: Forging Italian Jewish Identities 1516-1870

This series carried forward some of Prof. Murray Baumgarten’s work on the Venetian Jewish Anthology. Prof. Baumgarten would be glad to take any questions or walk through the exhibition with colleagues and friends.

Russia, Jews, and the Arts

Russia, Jews, and the Arts

  Sunday, May 4, 2008 | 9:00AM – 5:00PM | Free & Open to the Public University of California, Santa Cruz The Center for Jewish Studies, through the generosity of the Koret Foundation, brought together a small number of scholars on May 4th, 2008 in order to address the question of Jewish contributions to Russian […]

Michael Thaler

Michael Thaler: Nazi Bioscience

Michael Thaler is a Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Medicine, UC San Francisco, and a Lecturer in History, UC Santa Cruz. On May 16, 2007 he delivered the following talk on Nazi Bioscience.

Bruce Thompson: “Jews and the Hollywood Dream Machine”

Did you know that the first American movie star, Bronco Billy Anderson, was a Jewish guy from New York whose real name was Max Aronson? Yes, long before Mel Brooks discovered the West in “Blazing Saddles,” it was a Jew who invented the archetypal figure of the American cowboy!