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About the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at UW

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.

Students can major or minor in Jewish Studies through our home department, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Our courses can also count towards degree requirements for other academic programs. We support graduate student research in diverse disciplines through our Graduate Fellowship. Jewish Studies courses are open to students of all backgrounds.

Our dynamic faculty members are leading experts in their fields, offering in-depth looks at the Sephardic experience, Jewish religious thought and practice, Hebrew culture, and Jewish society over time, from the ancient Near East to modern Israeli politics.

Click here to read Professor Noam Pianko’s 2013 Note from the Chair, or read our Fall 2013 Newsletter.

For more about Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, please contact: jewishst@uw.edu

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Staff

Professor Noam Pianko, Chair of the Stroum Jewish Studies Program at UW

Professor Noam Pianko  Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies 

Lauren J. Spokane, Assistant Director of the Stroum Jewish Studies Program at UW

Lauren Spokane  Assistant Director

Hannah Pressman  Communications Coordinator and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator

Kara Schoonmaker Technology Manager