Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

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  • Israelite warriors attack walled city. Daniel Levitch, Art: Armand Villavert Jr.
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Jewish Studies Program

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 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 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

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Spring 2022 Classes


JS 390 Nonprofit Internships in the Jewish Community

JS 102 Elementary Hebrew

JS 318 Applied Jewish Ethics

JS 335 Jewish Identity in the US

JS 100 Jewish Religion and Culture

JS 357 Why Did the Holocaust Happen?

JS 427 Israel's History and Peoples