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As a premiere hub for Jewish Studies, the Stroum Center features an internationally recognized Sephardic Studies Program, a growing Israel Studies Program, and a vibrant undergraduate and graduate community.

Upcoming Events

  • Graduate Symposium

Graduate Fellows: Refugees & Minorities in Israel

Thursday, March 9, 12:00pm-1:30pm

  • Book cover: Undeclared Wars with Israel

Lunch and Learn with Prof. Jeffrey Hurt

Thursday, April 6, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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E-Journal Highlights

The Adventures of Two Izmirlis with the Hebrew Language

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Canan Bolel, an Opportunity Grant winner, reflects on how being from Izmir, Turkey, and learning Hebrew have both affected her identity.

Spinoza on the Divinity of Scripture

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Steven Nadler, a Spinoza expert at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains that the Bible's divine nature lies in its moral teachings.

  • Spinoza statue in Amsterdam

Should the Ban on Spinoza Be Lifted?

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Is heresy still a meaningful concept in American Judaism? Daniel Schwartz of The George Washington University argues that the discussions Spinoza inspires are more relevant than ever.

Expanding My Jewish Studies Horizons in Australia

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Yarrow Linden, a Jewish Studies minor, spent last autumn in Australia with the support of an Opportunity Grant. Hear about her adventures!

Prophets at War: Hermann Cohen and German Jews in the First World War

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The debates among German Jewish philosophers during World War I reflect vastly different views on Jewish identity and national belonging.

  • A participant in the December 2016 seminar on Hebrew Language in the Arab World. Photo by Shirin Lotfi.

Does Hebrew have a Future in the Arab World?

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

UW alum Shirin Lotfi was behind the scenes at a ground-breaking workshop for professors who teach Hebrew in the Arab world.

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Israel Studies Program

Announcing the Benaroya Fund for Excellence in Israel Studies

Sephardic Studies Program

World-renowned for the study of Sephardic culture and history, the Sephardic Studies Program features a growing online library and museum, undergraduate and graduate courses, public programs like Ladino Day, and academic conferences.

Graduate Fellowship

Convening students from departments across campus to learn about Jewish Studies and public scholarship.

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For over 30 years, the annual Stroum Lectures at the University of Washington have showcased leading scholars in the field.

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