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Space, Society, and Solar Panels in Israel

How do energy resources affect Middle Eastern communities? Grad Fellow Esra Bakkalbasioglu offers her thoughts.

Tiptoeing through Minefields: John Kerry in the Middle East

Joel Migdal explains how John Kerry has led as activist a foreign policy agenda as any secretary of state in recent memory, especially in the Middle East.

Ladino Day confirms Seattle as vibrant hub of Sephardic culture

It was a party 500 years in the making! Molly FitzMorris, who helped organize the Ladino Day program, describes the historic occasion.

Can you dig it? Learning hands-on archaeology at Tel Dor

Sophomore Nicole Aqua spent the summer digging up history on Israel's northern coast.

Meet David Bunis, visiting expert on Ladino & Israeli society

Don't miss his special lecture on October 9th!

Fill the Void is a Stunning Israeli Film

This year's must-see film from Israel was directed by Rama Burshtein, a member of the ultra-Orthodox community.

The Yiddish Poet Avrom Sutzkever, Creator of a Golden Chain

Vilna Ghetto partisan, Holocaust survivor, Yiddish poet in Israel: the life of Avrom Sutzkever, born 100 years ago.

Secular? Moderate? Middle Class? Not Quite

Graduate student Anat Goldman questions the inclusivity of Israel's Yesh Atid party and the meaning of Ruth Calderon's Knesset speech.

Intensive Elementary Modern Hebrew

HEBR 401
M-F 9:10–12:30pm
Hadar Khazzam-Horovitz

15 credits

Spring Research Symposium on April 19th

First-ever research symposium featuring Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows at the UW.

Arkady Raikin & the Politics of Jewish Comedy

What can the career of a Russian theater legend teach us about Soviet Jewish identity in the period of Israel's establishment?

Cole Fellow Lecture on April 10th

Dr. Daniel K. Heller is an expert in Jewish youth movements in interwar Poland.

Migration Stories

PhD student and scholarship winner Yoav Duman explains how his personal history led to an interest in immigration studies.
Hannah Arendt

Arendt, Eichmann, and Evil Revisited in New Film

The complex life of the woman behind one of modern philosophy's most infamous phrases.

Ruth Calderon’s Textual Revolution

Her first Knesset speech became an internet sensation. Find out more about Dr. Ruth Calderon and her textual revolution.

Jewish Culture: Room for All

A passionate argument for embracing the diversity of Jewish cultural expressions around the globe.

האימוץ הישראלי – The Israeli Adoption

Cathy Merchant's account of communicating with her Israeli family in Seattle. A special Hebrew post!

Learning about the Other

Seeing and understanding the experience of others just might be the most Jewish ethical obligation--and the most universal.

A Mosaic of Classes

Winter quarter is heating up with the latest courses from Jewish Studies. Book your spot today!

Wandering in Jerusalem

From kabobs to nighttime concerts, Sarah Zaides shares the best of her summer in Jlem.

A Note on Footnotes

How important are those little notes in the margins? An Israeli film about academic hijinks prompts a reflection.
Israeli Flag

Israel: Dynamic Society / Global Flashpoint

MWF 11:30-12:20pm, N. Pianko, N. Sokoloff, J. Migdal & P. Burstein This survey introduces the people, institutions, and culture of Israel in the context of larger global forces.
Israeli/Palestinian Signs

Literature of Emerging Nations: Israel/Palestine

MW 1:30-2:20pm, Naomi Sokoloff & Amal Eqeiq How has culture impacted the shaping of Israeli identity and Palestinian identity?
Tel Aviv

Life in Israel

W 7:00-9:20pm, Naomi Sokoloff Evening class exploring Israeli life through popular culture. Credit/no credit.
modern Hebrew

Intermediate Modern Hebrew

M-F 10:30-11:20pm, Tovi Romano Develop your reading and conversational skills in modern Hebrew! Second in a sequence.
Hebrew Alphabet

Elementary Modern Hebrew

M-F 9:30-10:20pm, Hadar Horovitz Learn the basics of modern Israeli Hebrew! Second in a sequence.
Don't Miss Your Workout

Flipflops & Flashcards

Sarah Zaides dives under the surface of her Jerusalem pool and finds unexpected benefits of staying fit abroad.