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.
Positionality and Jewish Biblical Scholarship
Please join us for a special CJS event featuring Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University, Professor Marc Zvi Brettler. The event is co-sponsored by the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University and the Bade Museum of Pacific School of Religion.
Madrasa-Midrasha | Sacred Celebrations
Please join the GTU's Madrasa-Midrasha Program as we celebrate the messages of Passover and Eid-al-Fitr..
Visiting Scholars & Alumni Forum
Please join us for a special CJS event featuring our distinguished Visiting Scholars: David Biale, Angela Botelho, Daniel Matt, and Naomi Seidman.