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Centre for Global Jewish Studies

Centre Director: Dr Anna Hájková

Contact us: or @CGJSatWarwick

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The CGJS welcomes all academic, research, teaching, and professional services staff and undergraduate and postgraduate students in the University with an interest in the field of Global Jewish Studies.

We seek to establish a unique institutional place within the United Kingdom for the study and dialogue on the diversity of Jewish experience, heritage, and culture. We want to explore and make more publicly available present research on the past, presents, and futures of the Jewish Minority Ethnic (JME) community, which includes but is not limited to religious practice, bringing together academic and professional staff, postgraduates and undergraduates, and the wider public.

In the first phase we will look to develop four main themes:

  • the diversity of global Jewish communities, especially with its varied racial and cultural demographics;
  • the historic invisibility of British Judaism within the United Kingdom;
  • the revival of Yiddish culture; and
  • new research on the Shoah (Holocaust) and its widespread effects


Thu 12 Oct 17.30

poets Heather Altfeld and Troy Jollimore, in cooperation with CRPLA

Wed 25 Oct 4pm

Justin Cammy (Smith College)

From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg

Wed 6 December 2023 4pm

François Guesnet (UCL): Defining Antisemitism: Eastern European Lessons