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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Madrasa-Midrasha: Jewish and Islamic Sacred Texts and Contexts

Please join us for a symposium on study, translation, interpretation, and practice.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
1:30pm

"Sister Scholars: The Emergence of Orthodox Girls' Schools in Interwar Poland"

Please join the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies for a book talk with Naomi Seidman celebrating the publication of her new book Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition.

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

CJS Alumni Gathering

Please join the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies for an alumni gathering with special guest Dr. Naomi Seidman.

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