Jewish Studies is celebrating 40 years at UW.

Editor’s Note: This year the Stroum Jewish Studies Program is celebrating its 40th anniversary as an academic program at the University of Washington. Throughout the year we will offer stories and images from the past four decades of innovative scholarship, student leadership, and community programming.

To start things off, here is a collage of highlights curated from our archives. These pictures and documents offer just a few fascinating snapshots of the people and initiatives that have made our program great. Curious to know more? Read this interview to find out more about the early days of Jewish Studies at UW.

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