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A digital view of Seattle’s Jewish past

Students in Noam Pianko's history class are creating an interactive online museum.
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How do energy projects impact the Middle East?

Read Esra Bakkalbasioglu's new article about space and society.

Celebrate with us!

Join us at our Spring Gala to "think forward" about the future of UW Jewish Studies.

Finding Family Roots in Pre-War Poland

Graduate Fellow Denise Grollmus recently discovered that her family had Polish-Jewish roots. Now, she is studying Jewish identity, literature, & nationalism at the UW.
Winter 2014 Jewish Studies courses at UW

Winter Course Preview!

Film courses on Israel and the Holocaust; Jewish women in America; Biblical Prophets; Hebrew conversation; & more. Register starting 11/8!
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A Guidebook for Sephardic Immigrants

Devin Naar's new blog series sheds light on rare Ladino artifacts found here in Seattle.

Digging for the Past, Looking to the Future

Roll up your sleeves and dig into our profile of Prof. Sarah Stroup and the Tel Dor Field School.
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Cave Men: Finding the Roots of Religion

Monks, mosaics, mosques: the landscape of Turkey is the backdrop for one student's meaningful encounters with different faith traditions.
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Close Encounters with Hebrew

To enhance their Hebrew language skills, UW students connected with Israelis in the Seattle community.
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Everything is Illuminated

Register for a Fall Course in Jewish Studies
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Borderland Jews in Seattle

Young leaders of Seattle's Jewish community debate new demographic trends at Cohen learn-in.

Miss a Lecture? We’ve got it all on JewDub TV

How square is the hipster haggadah?

The New American Haggadah is a literary sensation, but is it a useful ritual guide?

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Seattle Sephardic Treasures

Spring 12 Classes

Check out these great classes--Registration begins on February 17!
Food Justice

Food Politics

Ruth Messinger and Dan Chirot

Public Events Take off

Reflections of the lecture from Ruth Messinger and Prof. Dan Chirot that started off our series in Justice and Judaism.

What A Show!

Prof. Devin Naar gave a fantastic lecture that highlighted his scholarship and his ability to engage a diverse audience.

Jonathan Sarna in Seattle

Brandeis Professor Jonathan Sarna discussed his perception of changing trends in American Judaism
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Meet Prof. Devin Naar

Get to know the newest member of our faculty with some clips from his inaugural lecture.
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Africa Issues in a Nutshell

Daniel Chirot worked as a consultant for CARE in Niger in 2000 promoting civil society organizations.  He worked as a consultant for CARE in the Ivory Coast in 2003-2004 and briefly in 2006 during the civil war there, also helping to organize local organizations to improve their situations at a ...
Just Agenda

A “Just” Agenda