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

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Mon October 4th 2021, 5:00pm - 6:15pm
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Speaker: Lila Corwin-Berman, Tony Michels

Join the Taube Center for Jewish Studies for a conversation around how college students and scholars can think about and respond to ongoing…

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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!

Trophy by Giorgio Trovato

Juniors Jonathan Morad Artal and Dan Shevchuk won two of our most prestigious academic awards. 
Primary Source is a podcast about the history and ideas behind some of the most significant texts in the field of Jewish Studies.

Featured Courses

  • Shemtov, V. (PI)
  • Fonrobert, C. (PI)
Monday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Kelman, A. (PI)
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Mayse, E. (PI)
Monday Wednesday 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Hodrick, C. (PI)
  • Eshel, A. (PI)
Tuesday Thursday 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM