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, literature and culture. Our programs combine rigorous text-study of primary sources with distinctive interdisciplinary approaches. Studies at CJS provide training for those preparing for academic careers, leadership positions in the Jewish community, as well as pastoral positions in congregations of many religious affiliations. Among the Center’s areas of academic focus are modern Jewish literature and culture, Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Islamic relations from late antiquity to modernity, rabbinic Judaism, Jewish mysticism, and Jewish literary studies.

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Space and Spirit: Mapping the Geography of Hasidism

Please join the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies and Taube Philanthropies for a book talk given by Marcin Wodzińskititled Space and Spirit: Mapping the Geography of Hasidism

Taube Conference Center, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
5:30pm

Household, Halakhah, Haggadah: Family Life and Religious Authority at the Passover Seder

Please join the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life for a talk with Deena Aranoff, Faculty Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the GTU titled Household, Halakhah, Haggadah: Family Life and Religious Authority at the Passover Seder as a part of their "...

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
5:30pm

Madrasa-Midrasha: Good Faith, Bad Faith

Please join the Center for Islamic Studies and the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies for a plenary on the subject of theism and atheism in the modern age. 

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
5:30pm