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UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program: we teach about the history, languages, literature, and culture of the Jews.

Program Director's Welcome

JSP Director

Welcome back! The Jewish Studies Program offers students a vibrant, interdisciplinary array of courses from Ancient Jewish History to Contemporary Multiculturalism. In addition to multiple levels of Hebrew, we offer courses in Jewish culture from antiquity to modernity. Want to know more about what Jewish Studies is? Students of all years (not just freshmen!) can sign up for Prof. Lampert-Weissig's course this fall featuring visits from faculty teaching and writing about Jewish Studies from a variety of perspectives. Our faculty publish on a broad range of topics, including the Bible, Medieval literature, Rabbinic history, Modern German culture, biblical archeology, and Soviet Yiddish poetry. Our program offers students from all backgrounds, with or without past knowledge of Jewish texts or languages, to explore Jewishness and Judaism in an academic setting. Students are encouraged to pursue their own research projects through independent study courses with faculty members. Want to see us teach a course we haven't offered in a while? Send us an email! Or stop by to say hello. We'd love to get to know you.

Amelia Glaser
Program Director


Upcoming Program Lectures


Thursday, May 25, 2017, 5:00PM
UC San Diego, Faculty Club


The Third Annual Katzin Memorial Lecture in Honor of William Propp
"What Do Commentaries of the Bible Do?"

Download the Event Flyer Here


Yiddish Language Conversation Table






Spring 2017 Course Offerings

JUDA 3 – Intermediate Hebrew
Shuster, MWF 9:00am-9:50am, APM 3402

JUDA 103 – Intermediate Hebrew Texts
Propp, MWF 2:00pm-2:50pm, CENTR 204

JUDA 199 – Independent Study
Propp, Dates TBD

ECON 182 - Topics in the Israeli Economy
Shany, TuTh 2:00pm-3:20pm, HSS 2321

LTEN 150 - Jews and Gender in Early English Literature
Lampert-Weissig, MWF 3:00pm-3:50pm, WLH 2110

SOCI 188I - The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Shafir, TuTh 9:30am-10:50am, PETER 103