Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program and research center hybrid. The Center for Jewish Studies focuses on knowledge production and community engagement through research conferences, public lectures, exhibits, films and concerts.
Working in collaboration with Jewish institutions and civic organizations in metropolitan Phoenix, the Center for Jewish Studies focuses on Judaism, science, and medicine; Judaism and the arts; Post-Holocaust Jewish life and Jewish diasporas.
Awarded through the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, the Jewish Studies program offers a BA and a certificate in Jewish Studies, as well as a vast array of undergraduate courses in the humanities and the social sciences. Graduate-level courses that lead to master's and doctoral degrees are also available through the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies; the School of International Letters and Cultures; the Department of English and the School of Social Transformation.
Together the Jewish Studies program and the Center for Jewish Studies foster critical inquiry as they disseminate accurate information about the Jewish experience from antiquity to the present. With nationally and international renowned faculty, ASU Jewish Studies enhances the quality of Jewish life in the ASU community, in Phoenix metropolitan area and around the world.