Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University


The Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford was established by Tad Taube with the goal of becoming a leading university program in the United States for Jewish teaching, learning, research and public offerings. The Center has 18 affiliated faculty members, including three with endowed professorships, who teach courses on the full expanse of Jewish history, literature, language, religion, education and politics. Hundreds of under­graduates take advantage of these courses each year, and many students minor in or create their own individually designed major in Jewish Studies. The Taube Center also supports graduate students conducting doctoral work in Jewish Studies.

Taube Center academic activities at the Stanford campus are supported by world-class collections of Judaica and Hebraica, including The Taube-Baron Collection of Jewish History & Culture, The Samson/Copenhagen Judaica Collection and other major bibliographic and archival resources. Other Center activities include four annual endowed lectures, a wide range of symposia and conferences, and special events. The journal Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, and Society is based at the Stanford Center as is the book series Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture.