For the first time ever, the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies is partnering with two archaeological excavations in Israel, The Jezreel Expedition and Tel Abel Beth Maacah Excavation. Each dig provides students with one-of-a-kind experiences that help bring classroom studies to life and add another dimension to the rich curriculum of Judaic Studies.

The Jezreel Expedition is co-directed by Dr. Jennie Ebeling of the University of Evansville and Dr. Norma Franklin of the University of... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:58

Private Screening of the documentary film "Visa to Paradise"

Location: The Loft Theatre (screen three)
Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 7:30pm, reception to follow
This film is in Spanish with subtitles

rsvp required - space is limited
contact Jane Scott:
520 577-9393... Read more

Post date: Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:54

Jennie Ebeling, Associate Professor of Archaeology at the University of Evansville, has a special place in her heart for The University of Arizona. “UA was a great place to be. In terms of the resources available in the areas I was interested in, I was in the perfect place,” Ebeling said.

In addition to her position at the University of Evansville, Ebeling is currently a co-director of the Jezreel Expedition. Ebeling’s interest in archaeology was sparked during her undergraduate... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:35

Valerie Schlegel, an undergraduate Judaic Studies student, had the incredible opportunity to work on an excavation at Tel Abel Beth Maacah last summer. Last month, she was asked to write a post for the ASOR blog about her experience as a young woman breaking into the field of archaeology.

Post date: Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:13

As part of a series of posts on Women of Archaeology, Associate Professor Beth Nakhai wrote an article for the ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) blog. Entitled Women on ASOR's Board of Trustees, Professor Nakhai presents research she has been gathering about the leadership roles women have held in ASOR since its inception in 1900.

Post date: Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:09


Built in 1910, the building that is now the Jewish History Museum on South Stone Avenue has lived many lives. It was built to be the first synagogue in Tucson and served that purpose until 1949, when its founding congregation, Temple Emanu-El, outgrew the building and moved to a new home on Country Club, where it remains today. Between 1949 and 1982, the... Read more

Post date: Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:55

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Magellan Circle Excursion.  This year J. Edward Wright, Director of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies and the J. Edward Wright Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies, will be your guide as you explore a world where modern and ancient civilizations converge, forming a rich and vibrant culture.  The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Israel &... Read more

Post date: Tue, 02/11/2014 - 16:46

Moroccans Talk About the Jews Who Once Lived Among Them

An anthropologist from the Anti-Atlas region travels home to find out what four generations of his countrymen think of Jews.

In the early 20th century, nearly a quarter of a million Jews lived among Muslims in Morocco’s towns and villages, making common cause in commerce and... Read more

Post date: Mon, 12/16/2013 - 09:24

CCNMTL staff members presented collaboration strategies to a group of Jewish Studies professors from universities across the U.S. Amoung them was Arizona Center for Judaic Studies' Director, J. Edward Wright.

The presentations were part of a working session of Columbia University’s New Media in Jewish Studies... Read more

Post date: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 09:56

The bulk of the conference will take place on Sunday, May 4th and go no longer than 1pm Monday, May 5th, 2014. Festivies are planned on Saturday, May 3rd.

The WJSA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to organize a Jewish Studies conference every Spring at alternating sites in the western United States and Canada. The conference serves as a forum for Jewish Studies scholars in this region to present their research, discuss... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/24/2013 - 11:48