Jewish Studies News Stories

2014-15 Academic Year


The Holocaust Living History Workshop

The ending of the Oscar-winning 1993 film Schindler'’s List was only the beginning.

Nearly immediately after the credits rolled in 1993, the film’s iconic director Steven Spielberg founded what became the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation — seeking to record and digitize an incredible number of first-person testimonies from Holocaust survivors.


3D Wave Exhibit at CalIT2

Faculty Profile: Thomas Levy

Prof. Tom Levy knows what it’s like to get his hands dirty on the job.

Levy, who holds the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands in the UCSD Judaic Studies Program, focuses on furthering our understanding of biblical times through hands-on archaeological expeditions in Israel and Jordan.


Alumni Profile: Sam Spector

To say that Sam Spector ’10 knows a thing or two about global Jewry is to say that it rains sometimes in his hometown of Seattle, Washington.

Spector, who graduated UCSD with a Judaic Studies major, has been nothing but busy since walking for commencement. Having studied Jewish communities and their origins in over 20 countries...


Rami Kimchi

Visting Professor Rami Kimchi

Dr. Rami Kimchi always gets a good laugh in Korean restaurants.

“They see my name on the credit card and assume I’m named after the vegetable side dish. It’s the equivalent of someone going into an Israeli restaurant with the name ‘Mr. Hummus,’” he jokes.

An established and prize-winning filmmaker and scholar...



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