Jewish Studies at Stanford

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies offers an interdisciplinary program for the study and understanding of Jewish cultures, literatures, languages, religion, politics, and history.

The Taube Center’s mission includes three goals:

  • To promote research and the production of outstanding scholarship

  • To offer Stanford students the opportunity to study Jewish history, Hebrew, Yiddish and other Jewish languages and literatures, Talmudic Studies, contemporary Jewish culture, and Sephardic Studies

  • To serve as an intellectual resource for the broader community

New Courses

  • Urbont, L. (PI)
Tuesday Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
  • Branfman, J. (PI)
Monday Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM


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Upcoming Events

Wed October 19th 2022, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building
355 Roth Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, Tony Kushner, will be in conversation with Prof. Charlotte Fonrobert and Dr. Vered…

Mon October 31st 2022, 11:30am - 12:50pm
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room (Room 426)

Join biblical scholar Ilana Pardes, Katharine Cornell Professor of Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Pardes is…

Tue November 1st 2022, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room (Room 426)

Join Jewish-Ukrainian poet and activist Ilya Kaminsky, author of the acclaimed poetry collection Deaf Republic, in…

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Congratulations to Taube Center graduate, Ilana Horowitz (PhD in Education and Jewish Studies, 2018), for her recent op-ed in the New York Times!
Lehrhaus Judaica has returned as New Lehrhaus, the Bay Area hub for adult Jewish learning. We are happy to promote these free courses taught by premier scholars across the Bay Area including upcoming courses with Stanford's own faculty members Steven J. Zipperstein and Charlotte Fonrobert. 
American Jewish historian Lila Corwin-Berman visits the Taube Center for Jewish Studies and is featured in the J.! Read the article here >>