Graduate Studies

The Taube Center seeks to foster the next generation of Jewish Studies scholarship by offering financial support for graduate students and by encouraging intellectual community. Stanford graduate students in Jewish Studies have gone on to important positions in academia and intellectual leadership and have made innumerable contributions to scholarship and teaching. See a list of alumni publications here.

Because Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary field, training occurs within relevant departments—History, Religious Studies, Comparative Literature, Slavic Studies, German Studies, English, Linguistics—and students should thus apply for admission through the relevant department. Once admitted, the Taube Center offers the following kinds of financial support:

  • Graduate Fellowships to support multiple years of study*
  • Language instruction
  • Research travel
  • Conference attendance

The Colloquium on Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Culture

An interdisciplinary graduate student colloquium for Stanford graduate students interested in Jewish Studies.


Meeting monthly each quarter, the colloquium brings together graduate students and faculty for guest presentations, discussions, graduate-student talks and other forms of intellectual exchange over dinner. The goal of the colloquium is to create a sense of community among Jewish Studies graduate students, and to generate opportunities for intellectual exchange and professional development.


The colloquium was launched in AY 2012-13, and participants included graduate students and faculty from History, English, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, German Studies and other units, as well as students from the Education and Jewish Studies concentration in Stanford's Education School.

Who Can Participate?

Any Stanford graduate student or faculty member from any discipline affiliated with the Taube Center or with an academic interest in Jewish Studies.

Graduate students from nearby academic institutions are also welcome too, but sustained participation is strongly encouraged.

For information about the schedule of this year's colloquium, contact sjhammer [at]


*Funding for our graduate fellowships are made possible by the generosity of the following: The William J. & Fern E. Lowenberg Fellowship Fund, the Partnership Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund, the Frances K. & Theodore H. Geballe Fellowship Fund, the Reinhard Graduate Fellowship Fund, the Taube Family Fellowship in Jewish Studies, the Keith P. Bartel Fellowship, and the Newhouse Fund supported by the Jewish Community Federation.