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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.

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service


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Past Lectures

Israel Studies

Hebrew Program


JUS Alumn Receives MA from UCLA
Congratulations to one of our amazing JUS Alumni, Amanda Bauer!   Amanda Bauer recently received her MA from the University of California Los Angeles... read more
Alumn Becomes Certified Cantor
Emily Ellentuck who received her Minor in Judaic Studies and her Major in Elementary Education from The University of Arizona just recently became a... read more
New book by Prof. Daniel Asia, "Observations on Music, Culture, and Politics"
Daniel AsiaProfessor, MusicFred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona Observations on Music, Culture, and Politics is a bit of a surprise, or... read more


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

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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

Our Location

Our Director

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