Madrasa-Midrasha Program

Founded in 2008, the Madrasa-Midrasha Program explores the richness, diversity, differences, and commonalities of the Jewish and Islamic traditions. A collaborative effort between the GTU's Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies and its 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. In addition to offering cross-cultural academic courses to GTU students, the program offers workshops, lectures, and panel discussions to the public at large in the greater San Francisco Bay area.

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"Through my work with the MM program at the GTU, I have learnt that when the going gets tough, the tough meet the moment with passion, compassion, and faith to offer knowledge, hope, and support for a better and more just world."

Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala
Director, Madrasa-Midrasha Program

Learn more about the Madrasa-Midrasha Program at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.
Watch the Fall 2022 MM "Emerging Scholars" webinar featuring Leah Macinskas-Le & Dr. May Kosba
Watch "Comparative Approaches in Jewish & Islamic Studies" featuring Dr. Noa Bar-Gabai & Dr. Jerusha Tanner Rhodes

CJS Lunch Event

Please join us for a CJS a event.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Teaching in Arabic and Hebrew

Please join us for a Madrasa-Midrasha event featuring a discussion on teaching courses in Arabic and Hebrew.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley