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See 2015-2016 Course Listings.


Upcoming Fall Events

Wednesday October 14th

Professor Eran Kaplan (Jewish Studies, S.F. State University)
"From Zionism to Judaism: Recent Trends in Israeli Cinema"

Wednesday October 28th
Professor Andrea Sinn (Departments of German and History, UC Berkeley)
"Redefining Home: Jews and the Politics of Rebuilding Post-War Germany"



Welcome, Dr. Kaneh-Shalit, our Israel Studies

Post-Doctoral Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year!

Learn more about Dr. Tamar Kaneh-Shalit:



Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the Don Kunitz Award for Academic Excellence In Jewish Studies!

Short Essay Winner: Natascha Starr

First Prize Research Paper: Lara France

Second Prize Research Paper: Jack Mizes

The Don Kunitz Award Call for Submissions

**If you took a JS course in Spring 2015 and did well, please consider submitting your work!**

1. Email your paper as an attachment to

2. In your email, make sure to include the following information: your full name, phone number, permanent address, and the course title and instructor's name.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis with a FINAL DEADLINE of APRIL 3, 2016.


Jewish Studies Faculty in the News!

Jewish Studies Faculty in the News!

Watch an interview with Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History David Biale:

With a resurgence of anti-Semitism across Europe, promoting Jewish culture can be a powerful vehicle for confronting anti-Semitism and strengthening a positive Jewish identity. Here in Germany, the Jewish Studies Department at Frankfurt University continues its highly respected conference series on the cultural history of the Jews with American historian David Biale, a leading international expert on Jewish history and culture. With Jewish communities now present in 75 countries, Jewish culture and Jewish identity are beginning to play an increasingly larger role in a globalized, multicultural world.