It's time for a transformative expansion of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

UCI continues to set records for undergraduate student applications (#2 in the entire UC system in the most recent cycle) and ranks among the top-ten of all public universities in the United States. An investment in Jewish Studies at UCI will thus have an outsize impact, shaping the experience of students for decades to come. We seek to build one of the top destinations in the country for graduate students in Jewish Studies; to reach far beyond the university campus with innovative outreach programs; and to establish UCI as a strategic partner for scholars of Jewish Studies in Israel.

Thanks to the vision of long-time friends of UCI, we have the unique opportunity to think big: Dr. Susan and Dr. Henry Samueli have generously committed at least four million dollars as a match for all gifts pledged in support of this important initiative.