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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


Dr. Deborah Kaye UA Wildcat Features Dr. Deborah Kaye
The University of Arizona Daily Wildcat published a feature story on our very own Dr. Deborah Kaye regarding her published article in The Religious... read more
Remembering Prof. Leonard Dinnerstein
Dear Friends: Today dawned with the bright sunshine that southern Arizonans are accustomed to seeing on a daily basis. But this bright, sunny Tucson... read more
Prof. Beth Nakhai was recently published in The Chronicle of Higher Education
  How to Avoid Gender-Based Hostility During Fieldwork By Beth Alpert Nakhai  JULY 15, 2018 Like many whose fieldwork takes place far from home, I... read more


Bible Interpretation
This site, the Bible and Interpretation, is designed to appeal to a significant public and scholarly audience who are interested in the most current news and interpretations on the Bible. It is our endeavor to bring the latest news and information in the field of biblical studies to a wide... read more

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
(520) 626-5763
edwright @email.arizona.edu