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The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS)

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) at the Graduate Theological Union is a premier center for the advanced study of Jewish history, culture, theology, and religious life. CJS graduate programs combine rigorous text-study with distinctive interdisciplinary approaches. Our students gain essential training for academic careers, community leadership, as well as pastoral and educational roles in the Jewish world and beyond. Among the Center’s areas of academic focus are rabbinic literature and culture, Jewish mysticism and philosophy, modern Jewish thought, and Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Islamic relations from late antiquity through the present age.


About CJS

Courses and Degree Programs

Learn more about the courses, degrees, and certificate programs offered by the CJS.

People at CJS

Meet the faculty, staff, students and alumni that make up the CJS.


Find out about scholarships available for students studying at the CJS.

CJS Reflections During Quarantine

As we navigate these challenging times together, we will be posting reflections from CJS faculty and students on our Reflections During Quarantine page. Please click the link for more video messages, and watch current CJS MA student Elijah Blue Reeves reflect on the Kabbalistic application of the seven lower sefirot during this period of counting the Omer while in the midst of a pandemic.

Elijah Blue Reeves - Counting the Omer

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