UC-Berkley opens Jewish studies center

New center allotted $1 million to 'connect more students to wealth of Jewish studies resources across campus, enrich university’s engagement with Jewish community in San Francisco Bay area'

The University of California at Berkeley has announced it will be launching a center for Jewish studies. The announcement was made last week, along with the news that it will be allotted $1 million.


University Chancellor Nicholas Dirks spoke highly of the new center, saying that it "will expand the breadth of Jewish studies scholarship here, connect more students to the wealth of Jewish studies resources across the campus, and enrich the university’s engagement with the Jewish community in the (San Francisco) Bay area and beyond."


The center will be cross disciplinary, serving as a point for university faculty and courses from various departments, ranging from more traditional fare like comparative literature, to more traditionally artistic endeavors, like theatre and dance.


It’s believed that the Berkeley Center will only serve to further enhance California’s reputation as a hub for scholars and students in Jewish studies, placing itself alongside the Jewish studies centers that exist at Stanford and UCLA.


Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life



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