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Jewish Studies Program: San Diego State University

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March 23, 2015

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The Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University is an interdisciplinary program serving the students of SDSU as well as the greater San Diego Community. We offer a Major in Modern Jewish Studies and a Minor in Jewish Studies and are dedicated to teaching a broad range of topics related to Jewish history, religion and culture from the biblical through the modern period.  Courses offered through our program are open to all SDSU students. In addition, our faculty are actively engaged in teaching to the broader San Diego community.

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News and Events

Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition in Los Angeles

"Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition" will open at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on March 10, 2015. The exhibit is curated by Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn, Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies Department and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University. This special exhibition explores the science and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts written and hidden in caves 2000 years ago and not discovered until 1947. Featured will be sections from 10 selections of the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than half never seen before in the U.S., including parts of the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.

Use the promo code GOLD to receive a discount on tickets!

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Israel's international Legal Challenges: What Lies Ahead?

Dr. Eugene Kontorovich
Professor of Law, Northwestern University, School of Law

Thursday April 16, 2015 at 7:00pm

Part of the Israel in the 21st Century: New Hopes, New Challenges Lecture Series

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Jews and Latinos! Jewish Music and Hot Latin Rhythms

April 22 @ 7pm

The concert will explore how Jewish and Latino musicians worked together in the 1950's through 1960's popularizing Latin dance rhythms to new audiences especially Jewish audiences in South Florida. One way was to take Jewish songs or melodies and add the Afro-Cuban rhythms.

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Yale Strom Receives Award

Congratulations to Artist-in-Residence Yale Strom! He was one of ten recipients of the Creative Catalyst grant for 2015.

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Baron to teach at Richard Stockton College

Dr. Baron has been appointed the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies by the Richard Stockton College in Galloway, New Jersey. In the fall semester of 2015, he will teach courses in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

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Jewish Studies Program
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6062
(619) 594-5327

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