Prof. Devin Naar is Chair of the Sephardic Studies Program of the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Here, he explains why the University of Washington is uniquely situated to support the growing Sephardic Studies Program, its digital archive, and a new cohort of undergraduates who are discovering “keys into the world of Sephardic Studies.”

This video is part of our “Thinking Forward” series in honor of the 40th anniversary of UW Jewish Studies.

Find out more:

View Tamar Benzikry-Stern’s “Thinking Forward” video about learning about text and context through Jewish Studies.

View Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano’s “Thinking Forward” video about a professor who opened his eyes to Sephardic Studies.

View Rebecca Steelman & Griffin Taylor’s Thinking Forward” video about how Jewish Studies changed their undergraduate experience at UW.

View our 40th anniversary page for more links, blog posts, and photos from the last four decades of UW Jewish Studies.

Stay tuned for more videos sharing the stories of UW Jewish Studies’ amazing students, faculty, and community supporters as we continue celebrating our 40th anniversary!


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