The campus will be open for classes and all other business Monday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 20 with a regular employee workday and faculty duty day (no classes scheduled) on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Updates at go.sjsu.edu/air.
ATTENTION: LITTLE WHITE LIE is CANCELLED AS THE CAMPUS IS CLOSED DUE TO THE BAD AIR
CAUSED BY THE WILDFIRE IN THE NORTH.
MISSION & PURPOSE
An interdepartmental program, Jewish Studies complements wide range of academic majors
in the humanities and the sciences, empowering students of all backgrounds and professional
goals with critical thinking and writing within and across disciplines.
The study and
understanding of Jewish history,
culture, in the
The rich and diverse content of the Jewish experience, perpetuating shared memories, values, and traditions, through literature, music,
and the arts, underscores the complex nature of the universal human condition.
Unbeholden to the common categorical distinctions we make of sacred & profane, secular
& religious, home & homelessness, class & classlessness, time & timelessness, power
& powerlessness, mind & matter, race & nation, history & memory, culture & ethnicity,
national & international, multiculturalism & pluralism, white & black, us & them.
Since, recently, certain individuals on college campuses have made grave threats with
regard to "Zionism" in the abstract, theSJSUProgram of Jewish Studies does not discriminate on the subject of Zionism, non-Zionism,
neo-Zionism, post-Zionism, or anti-Zionism. We welcome the opinions that encourage
conversation, no matter how disagreeable, from any standpoint, creed, or ideology.
See, University of Chicago'sStatement on Principles of Free Expression (2015).
As an academic program, we seek to stimulate open and unprejudiced conversation on Israel: its birth, its growth, its future.
Wednesday October 24 @ 7:30PM in the Hammer Theater. The "As Yet Unnamed SJSU School
of Music Ensemble" will perform Gustav Mahler's song cycle, Lieder eines fahrenden
Gesellen in a chamber orchestra version composed by Arnold Schoenberg, and H.K. Gruber's
Frankenstein!!. The vocal soloist for both works is the fantastic baritone Eugene Brancoveanu. This performance is part of the University-wide celebration of the 200th Anniversary
of the publication of Mary Shelley's novel.