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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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.

Scholarships

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CJS Spring Welcome Lunch

Please join the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies for our Spring 2019 welcome lunch. 

GTU Student Lounge
12:30pm

Hasidism and the Holocaust

Please join the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies for a lecture given by David Biale on Hasidism and the Holocaust. 

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
7:00pm

Madrasa-Midrasha: Aesthetics of Judaism and Islam

Please join the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies for a half-day conference on aesthetics in Judaism and Islam.  Reception at 5pm.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
2:00pm to 6:00pm