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Jewish Studies

Directors: Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert, Vered Karti Shemtov

Academic Advisory Committee: Zachary Baker (Stanford University Libraries), Joel Beinin (History), Jonathan Berger (Music), Arnold Eisen (Religious Studies, emeritus), Amir Eshel (German Studies), John Felstiner (English, emeritus), Shelley Fisher Fishkin (English), Charlotte Fonrobert (Religious Studies), Avner Greif (Economics), Katherine Jolluck (History), Mark Mancall (History, emeritus), Norman Naimark (History), Reviel Netz (Classics), Jack Rakove (History), Aron Rodrigue (History), Gabriella Safran (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Vered Shemtov (African and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures), Peter Stansky (History, emeritus), Amir Weiner (History), Steven Weitzman (Religious Studies), Sam Wineburg (Education), Steven Zipperstein (History), Writer in Residence: Maya Arad

Offices: Building 360, Room 362H

Mail Code: 94305-2190

Phone: (650) 725-2789


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The Taube Center for Jewish Studies investigates all aspects of Jewish culture in history, religion, literature, language and education from biblical times to the present. Courses are offered on the undergraduate and graduate levels in a program complemented by a full range of guest lectures, conferences, and symposia. The Center annually sponsors the Donald and Robin Kennedy Undergraduate Award for the best undergraduate essay on any theme in Jewish Studies, and the Dr. Bernard Kaufman Undergraduate Research Award in Jewish Studies to an undergraduate engaged in research on Jews in modernity.

Graduate students enroll in the program through the departments of English, History, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, or the School of Education, and must meet the requirements of those departments.

Undergraduate Programs in Jewish Studies

The center does not offer an undergraduate program in Jewish Studies. However, the Individually Designed Major in Jewish Studies permits interested students to focus their attention on the broad field of Jewish Studies and, at the same time, to expand their knowledge of one or another related fields.

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