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Alternative Teleologies: The Mediterranean and the Modern World(s)

This exciting conference was organized by the Mediterranean Seminar at UC-Santa Cruz. Many of the talks will explore aspects of the Jewish experience in the Mediterranean region, including the construction of a pan-Sephardi identity, the creation of the Donmeh community, and the emergence of diasporic Andalusian musical traditions.

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 […]


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