Judaic Studies is now located in Suite 465, of the University Center Building (UCB behind McDonald’s), 1881 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201-5230.
We engage students of all backgrounds through a rich and flexible curriculum and our Minor degree program. And we serve the greater Portland area through a range of community partnerships.
An undergraduate Major Degree is currently in the planning stage. Click here to read about what the Vanguard, PSU's daily newspaper, is saying about the upcoming Major.
Please use this website to learn about our course offerings in Judaic Studies and Hebrew language, upcoming lectures and symposia, Minor degree, research tools and library holdings, community partnerships, special programs, and participating faculty. We encourage you to join our weekly jsmail list, which announces Portland area courses, lectures, films, and events of interest to Judaic Studies.
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The 8th Annual Gus & Libby Solomon Lecture
featuring Samuel Norich, publisher of The Forward
Thurs., January 31, 2013
Smith Memorial Student Union 296
Portland State University
This event is free and open to the public
About the Speaker
JEWS IN THE GYM
Two of our faculty have articles in this fascinating new edited volume from Purdue University Press. Prof. Loren Spielman leads the collection with "Playing Roman in Jerusalem: Jewish Attitudes toward Sport and Spectacle during the Second Temple Period." Prof. Nina Spiegel deals with the modern period in "Sporting a Nation: The Origins of Athleticism in Modern Israel."
Sandy Cardin, president of the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, speaks about 'The Jewish Community of Tomorrow' at the 7th annual Gus & Libby Solomon Memorial Lecture.
We are called "The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies," and we bear that name proudly. The Schnitzer name symbolizes a family's firm and ongoing commitment to our program, as well as to Portland State University, greater Portland and the region at large. With the support of the Harold Schnitzer family, our program has experienced tremendous growth, both in our student population and that of our donors, like you. We teach more than 500 students every year; soon, we will welcome the Pacific Northwest's only professor of Israel Studies and offer a Major degree.
The Harold Schnitzer family gave us our start -- indeed, created a legacy -- and your generosity ensures that legacy exist today and into the future. Thank you for considering a gift today, for tomorrow.