Jewish Studies is a young program that has seen enormous growth. From the beginning, the program sought to create a robust curriculum that would enhance and enlarge LMU’s course offerings, feeding student interest in Judaism through a structure of courses and related programs. As the amount and kinds of courses have grown, the programming has broadened to include the annual Fischmann Family Lecture, Kristallnacht Commemoration, Interfaith Forum, and Yom Hashoah. Through these programs and more, Jewish Studies brings to campus internationally acclaimed figures in Jewish life and letters, such as Elie Wiesel, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Ambassador Michael Oren, Ruth Kluger, Yossi Klein Halevi, Maxim Shrayer, Laurie Levenson, Thane Rosenbaum and others.

Department Calendar

The Jewish Studies Program offers a variety of unique programming, all open and available to the public for free. To see what's coming up, check out our department calendar here.

Upcoming and Past Events

To see information about upcoming and archived annual events, select an event series below.

Old advertisement with a young man and woman dancing. Text reads
Annual Fischmann Family Distinguished Lecture
Kristallnacht candles
Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration
Square cropped photo of poster for 1989: End of the System
Annual Interfaith Forum
Golem by Josh Abarbanel
Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)