Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

  • 2018 CSUN 5 city tour. Group photo in Prague.
  • Jewish weddings in Madagasca
  • Israelite warriors attack walled city. Daniel Levitch, Art: Armand Villavert Jr.
  • synagogue covered in grass
  • Beit El Street, Jerusalem
  • detail-1802 watercolor and ink map of imagined ancient Land of Israel
  • Group shot of students and professors on the 2016 Poland-Vienna Trip
  • Hevra Kadisha
  • Herb Market
  • Remu cemetery memorial wall

Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

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Why did the Holocaust Happen?

Justice and Judaism - Spring 2021

Applied Jewish Ethics - Spring 2021

English 271 Issues in Jewish-American Writing

JS 306 Jewish Families and Communities

JS 200 Jewish Religion and Culture

About Jewish Studies

The field of Jewish Studies explores the rich heritage of the Jewish people. Using the methodology of different academic disciplines, it examines the experience of Jews in the many lands in which they have lived over the past four thousand years, as well as contemporary Jewish life in Israel, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Read more

Mission Statement

The Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program teaches academic perspectives on Jewish history and on the diversity of Jewish experience.  Though CSUN students are our primary responsibility, we also seek to provide knowledge and resources to others on campus and to the public at large.   The goal of the Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program is to help people understand the past and respond to important contemporary issues that affect their daily lives, contributing to a more thoughtful and compassionate society for all. Read more