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.


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 Sukkah Building Party

Please join the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies for our annual sukkah building party.


Front Courtyard, LeConte Building

GTU Diversity Reception

The student services offices of the GTU consortium are hosting this welcoming reception for students, faculty, and staff of color, and international students, faculty, and staff. Come celebrate the beginning of the academic year and a new journey with our diverse community. 

Bade Museum at PSR
4:30pm to 6:00pm

CJS Book Give-Away

Please join the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies for a book give-away. Look for us on the 2nd floor of the Le Conte building. 

Center for Jewish Studies - 2nd Floor Le Conte