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Center for Judaic Studies

Degree Programs

Center for Judaic Studies

Current Initiatives

  • Inclusive Excellence
    CJS is one of a handful of units on campus awarded inclusion in DU's groundbreaking Inclusive Excellence Graduate Fellows program. As part of a campus-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion...Learn more

  • Denver Jewish Learning Collaborative
    A partnership between the Center for Judaic Studies & MACC at the JCC. The Denver Jewish Learning Collaborative is dedicated to bringing people in Denver together for in-depth learning opportunities around Jewish texts and ideas.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in the American Jewish Experience
    DU, CJS, and RMJHS announce a new Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the American Jewish Experience for a term of up to three years. Broad support for this project is vital to its creation and longevity. We hope you will consider partnering with us on this new initiative. Please click here for more information.
  • Zicherman-Sztrulovits Memorial Endowed Fund
    Established in November 2015, this fellowship honors the memory of the Holocaust by preserving and cultivating Jewish history, culture and thought by providing support of student work in Judaic and/or Holocaust studies.  This fellowship also remembers and honors family and friends who perished in the Holocaust in 1944...Learn more
  • Jewish Texts in Translation Project
    Translating Jewish texts is a core area of emphasis among faculty at CJS. Working in multiple research languages, faculty ask critical questions about the art and science of translation, including how translation decisions impact how we understand Jewish ideas...Learn more

  • Israel Cultures Initiative
    CJS offers a wide range of learning opportunities for students, faculty, and community members to study diverse perspectives from Israeli culture, history, language, film, and literature.  Many CJS faculty are involved in research projects related to Israel, plus CJS is committed to bringing important Israeli scholars, authors, poets, and film-makers to DU, continuously promoting education around Israeli cultures, histories, and identities.

  • International Education
    CJS plays a leading role in DU's ongoing International Education efforts. In addition to bringing visiting scholars, authors, and artists from around the world into our classrooms, CJS works with DU to help students study abroad as part of their Judaic studies minor...Learn more
  • Jewish Heritage Video Collection
    The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver invites you to explore Jewish themes using an exciting approach to Jewish education through media - The Jewish Heritage Video Collection (JHVC)...Learn more

  • Digitization Project, HAI
    Through our Holocaust Awareness Institute, CJS has always been dedicated to sharing Holocaust survivor testimonies and other important Holocaust educational materials. In 2012, CJS embarked on a multi-year project making thousands of hours of videotape and cassette recordings available digitally for public online access...Learn more

  • Survivors Speakers Bureau
    Working with our Holocaust Awareness Institute to share lessons from the past, CJS organizes free opportunities for students and community groups across Colorado to hear first-hand testimonies from local Holocaust survivors...Learn more
  • DU Words of Healing
    As part of our mission to make DU's Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site a regional hub for education and bridge-building, CJS is teaming up with partners across campus and across CO to share messages of justice and visions for a better world...Learn more

  • Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site
    CJS works with a wide range of DU and community partners to ensure that DU's Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site honors the past by transforming the present and future...Learn more

  • Endowed Chair of Holocaust Studies
    Aiming to ensure the continued growth of Holocaust Studies at DU and beyond, CJS is working, with your help, to endow a Chair of Holocaust Studies...Learn more