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 the 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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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.

Scholarships

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

Living Afterlives

Frances Bartkowski comes to the GTU to talk about her debut novel.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
3:00pm

31st Annual Tikkun Leyl Shavuot at JCC East Bay

Celebrate the end of the semester with one more learning opportunity on Shavuot!

JCC East Bay Berkeley Branch