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, and Sephardic Studies

  • To serve as an intellectual resource for the broader community

Featured Courses

Meets three Mondays: 1/10, 2/7, 3/7 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Dorin, R. (PI)
Tuesday Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Shemtov, V. (PI)
Tuesday Thursday 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Daniels, J. (PI)
Tuesday Thursday 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

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Wed December 8th 2021, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Speaker: Laura Limonic, Ilan Stavans, Héctor Hoyos, Charlotte Fonrobert

Join Laura Limonic (Sociology, SUNY) and Ilan Stavans (Literature, Amherst College) in a public roundtable on Jewish and LatinX experiences and…


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 >>

Stanford University graduation, 2021

After a challenging few years, we are especially proud of our four newly-minted PhDs, two Jewish Studies minors, and two Hebrew minors. We are excited to see what they accomplish next!