Welcome | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

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


Voice of Change - Professor Beth Alpert - Nakhai
VOICE OF CHANGE – LAUREN JACOBS Professor Beth Alpert Nakhai joins award-winning South African author Lauren Jacobs on “Voice of Change” (Cape Pulpit... read more
New Book in Honor of Beth Alpert Nakhai
New Book Announcement:   In Pursuit of Visibility: Essays in Archaeology, Ethnography, and Text in Honor of Beth Alpert NakhaiEdited by Jennie... read more
The Burns film at The Tucson J and in Green Valley
Director Ed Wright and Prof. Deborah Kaye participated in a screening and panel discussion about the Ken Burns 3-part Holocaust and Antisemitism film... 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

Beth Alpert Nakhai
Acting Director & Associate Professor
Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
(520) 626-5762