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Jewish Studies in a Global Context

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is the most comprehensive institution in the region for the academic study of Jewish life in its cultural, intellectual, religious, and international contexts. At the same time, our classes address universal questions about identity, community, and cultural adaptation over time.
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Sephardic Studies

The Sephardic Studies Program is a world-renowned leader in the study of Sephardic history and culture, as well as the Ladino language. Home to one of the most vibrant Sephardic communities in the United States, Seattle offers an ideal environment to preserve and revitalize the legacy of the Sephardic Jewish experience.

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Faculty & Research

Our 25 participating faculty members are leading experts in their fields, offering in-depth looks at Jewish religious thought and practice, Hebrew language, Jewish cultural expressions, and Jewish society over time, from the ancient Near East to modern Israeli politics.
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Our dedicated staff works to support undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in Jewish Studies. We also build connections between our resources and the surrounding Seattle community. Learn More >

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University of Washington Jewish Studies, Professor Mika Ahuvia discusses how and why angels were incorporated into midrashic, mystical, liturgical and magical contexts in Jewish antiquity.