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Stroum Center
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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

Discussion Screening of “Ha’Ivrim” (“The Writers”)

Monday, January 23, 11:45am-1:00pm

  • MaNishtana at microphone

An Evening with MaNishtana

Wednesday, January 25, 7:00pm-8:00pm

  • Sheldon Rubenfeld

Medicine & Medical Ethics After the Holocaust

Wednesday, February 1, 7:00pm-8:00pm

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E-Journal Highlights

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.

Teaching the Politics of Migration

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

This year's Jacobovitz Fellow, Oded Oron, studies the experiences of migrants in Israel and Washington state.

  • Spinoza

Is toleration possible in a liberal society?

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

In Michael Rosenthal's view, modern liberal society both benefits and is challenged by the ideal of toleration promoted by Baruch Spinoza.

Manna from heaven: Bumuelos, a Sephardic Hanukkah treat

December 25th, 2016|2 Comments

Tracing a Sephardic holiday dessert from the Sinai desert to the shores of Seattle.

A Walk Down Sephardic Memory Lane: Reflections on Ladino Day

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Ty Alhadeff takes a look back at the 4th annual International Ladino Day celebration at the University of Washington.

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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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