"We ought to engage in Jewish studies," wrote the eminent Jewish philosopher Martin Buber in 1901, “in order to learn about the Jewish people—its origins, development and present conditions.” The mission of the UCI Center for Jewish Studies is to promote precisely such a multi-faceted exploration of the Jewish past and present, from multiple perspectives and in the context of different academic disciplines. Our faculty come from across campus and many different departments, including History, English, Comparative Literature, Political Science, Spanish & Portuguese, Philosophy, European Studies, and Classics.

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