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.
For the third year in a row, we are ranked #28 in the country in public universities Jewish students choose to attend with the largest Jewish student population in San Diego, the fourth largest in California. See the results from the survey in Reform Judaism Magazine: Insider's Guide to College Schools (.pdf).
News and Events
Common Chords returns to SDSU!
Common Chords, presented on Thursday October 3 at 7pm in Smith Recital Hall in the Music Building celebrates the common roots of Muslim and Jewish music.
Join us for two events featuring, Etgar Keret, award-winning Israeli author & filmmaker
Monday September 30th, 2013
Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Moves to Boston, MA
"Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition Life and Faith in Ancient Times," will open at the Boston Science Museum on May 18th. The exhibit will be 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. The exhibit will feature over 500 ancient artifacts from Israel, including 20 of the Dead Sea Scrolls, four of which have never been made available for public viewing.
Professor Risa Levitt Kohn gives her thoughts in two different interviews on the recent Digitization of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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