The mission of the Center for Jewish Studies is to serve as the hub for the interdisciplinary and comparative study of Jewish and Israeli culture and society at UCI and in Orange County; to engage the wider community through public programs and lectures; to support cutting-edge research and to inspire undergraduate scholarship in Jewish and Israel studies; and to promote tolerance and appreciation of cultural and religious pluralism on the UCI campus.
- January 16, 2019
Wendy Lower (Claremont McKenna): Atrocity Photography as Testimony of the Holocaust
- March 12, 2019
Women, Weddings, and Reversals: Leone de'Sommi's "Comedy of Betrothal"
- May 8, 2019
Leora Batnitzky (Princeton): Conversion Before the Law: Why Conversion Debates in Israel are not Necessarily about Religious Freedom