THE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES AT UC SANTA CRUZ

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and collaborations devoted to the exploration of Jewish culture and history

New Book Sheds Light on Survival of Jewish Culture

Art exhibition to celebrate publication at UCSC’s Cowell gallery Sept. 27-Oct. 11   By Scott Rappaport. By the early 1900’s, over 40 percent of the world’s Jews lived within the borders of the Russian empire. For more than a century, this large Jewish population was restricted to a region called the Pale of Settlement, where they […]

Jean Baumgarten

A Public Dialogue with Jean Baumgarten and Nathaniel Deutsch

  November 16, 2011 | 1-3 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 202, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information One of the most important—and least appreciated—categories that Jews have employed to experience the world Jewishly is minhag, a Hebrew word typically translated into English as “custom.” Historically, minhag […]

Women, Jews, Venetians Conference Recap

The “Women, Jews, Venetians” conference was an exciting opportunity for those interested in the experiences of Jewish women in Venice, and the wider effects of those experiences on society, to come together to discuss research findings and suggest future possibilities for action. Organized by Prof. Baumgarten of UCSC, the conference made productive use of our […]

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