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Coronavirus Information

Until further notice, The University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our office in the Marshall Building is closed to the public, but you can reach The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, Monday–Friday 8am-4pm, by phone at 520-626-5758 or by emailing either sbs-judaic@arizona.edu or Jackie Schmidt at jan1@email.arizona.edu.  You may reach Martha Castleberry by phone at 520-626-5765 or by emailing marthac@email.arizona.edu.  You may reach all faculty members by their email addresses posted on this website. Thank you!

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.

Welcome To The Arizona Center For Judaic Studies

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies seeks to explore people in all their marvelous diversity, as individuals, within their own communities, and within their larger societies. Our expertise in Judaic languages, history, religion, and culture provide a deep understanding of Jews and Judaism on their own terms through time and across cultures. Our faculty, courses, other academic resources, and lecture series offer educational opportunities for University of Arizona students, for the Tucson community, and for interested parties nationally and internationally.  We enrich the life of our community by offering scholarship on one of the oldest and most influential civilizations in human history.

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Past Lectures

Israel Studies

Hebrew Program

News

Reflections: Being on Sabbatical During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This is the second Reflections on my Spring Semester sabbatical activities. While a sabbatical is intended as a time away from some routine faculty... read more
Cancelled Talks & Lectures for Spring 2020
Due to the COVID-19 Virus concerns, The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies has cancelled ALL talks and lectures for remainder of the Spring 2020... read more
Contradictions & Tropes of Antisemitism International Conference
Antisemitism continues to plague our world. It appears in a wide range of forms from ill-informed statements to murderous rampages. That it never... read more

Announcements

Time for Celebration!
The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies celebrates 70 years of offering Judaic Studies courses at The University of Arizona!

Contact Us

Contact Info

Administrative Offices
The Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg.
845 N. Park Ave., Suite 420
Tucson, AZ 85721-0159
Tel: (520) 626-5758
Fax: (520) 626-5767
sbs-judaic@email.arizona.edu

Our Location

Our Director

J. Edward Wright,
The J. Edward Wright
Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies