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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

  • Book cover: Undeclared Wars with Israel

Lunch and Learn with Prof. Jeffrey Herf

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

  • Graduate Symposium

Graduate Fellows: Life in Conflict Zones

Thursday, May 11, 12:00pm-1:30pm

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E-Journal Highlights

  • Dead Sea

The Dying Dead Sea: Beauty and the Underbelly

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

In reflecting on the shrinking Dead Sea, Opportunity Grant winner Emily Gade considers the underbelly of beautiful things.

Podcast: Migrants’ Mobilization for Rights & Recognition in Israel

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Doctoral student Oded Oron discusses the plight of African migrants in the state of Israel.

Dancing and jumping or laughing and singing? Sephardic Purim songs and customs

March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Ty Alhadeff shares one of the many forgotten Sephardic songs for Purim.

The Solo–and Collaborative–Process of Writing a Dissertation

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Esra Bakkalbasioglu, a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies, argues that sharing ideas with colleagues is key when writing a dissertation.

Are You a Foreigner? The Power of a Name

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Berkay Gulen, a Stroum Center Opportunity Grant winner, reflects on the power of one's name in a review of Rita Ender's "To Live on With One's Name"

Reflecting on Study Abroad in the Negev

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Manuela Rosero, UW 2016, shared her experience of five months studying abroad in Israel at UW-study abroad exchange partner Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva.

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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.

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