CJS - Resources & Affiliate Programs

GTU Resources

Interreligious Chaplaincy Program

The first-of-its-kind Interreligious Chaplaincy Program (ICP) at the GTU offers students the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Interreligious Chaplaincy, as well as an MA in Islamic, Jewish or Hindu Studies.

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the GTU is pleased to offer a fellowship for students in the ICP who are affiliated with the Center for Jewish Studies. Apply for the ICP Jewish Studies Fellowship now.

Madrasa-Midrasha Program

The Madrasa-Midrasha Program at the Graduate Theological Union explores the richness, diversity, differences, and commonalities of the Jewish and Islamic traditions. A collaborative effort between the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies, the program seeks to advance study, dialogue, and understanding on Jewish and Islamic texts and contexts within academia and the larger public.

GTU Library

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library in Berkeley, together with its branch library at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, offer a rich array of programs, services, and resources to support the study and research needs of the more than 20 member schools, academic centers, and affiliates that comprise the GTU.

University of California, Berkeley

The Magnes
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is an archive, library and museum holding art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. CJS has collaborated with the Magnes on several programs, including Captives of the Dawn, a symposium on Soviet Jewry, and Creating Culture, Making Memory on the POLIN Museum.

Center for Jewish Studies at U.C. Berkeley
We frequently work closely with the Center for Jewish Studies at U.C. Berkeley on our events, combining our mutual resources for the benefit of the Bay Area Jewish community. Our two organizations have a long history of sharing faculty, exchanging students, and planning joint initatives. Other centers and programs affiliated with the Center for Jewish Studies at U.C. Berkeley include the Center for Middle Eastern StudiesNear Eastern Studies Department, and Berkeley Hillel, the center for Jewish life on Cal's campus.

Libraries of the University of California
Due to the consortial agreement between GTU and UCB, CJS students have access to the full resources of the UCB libraries. Furthermore Ruth Haber is a research librarian specifically for Jewish studies who has worked closely with GTU-CJS students in the past.

The Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies
The Helen Diller Institute houses two core programs: the Berkeley Program on Israel Studies, a nationally-recognized initiative for the study of Israel; and the Berkeley Program on Jewish Law, Thought and Identity, the only program of its type in the western United States.

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion
The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) advances creative and critical scholarship on religion. BCSR faculty research, public programming, and graduate training drive new approaches to the study of religion and its intellectual and material contexts. GTU faculty frequently collaborate with BCSR and contribute to the center's events and programming.