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Centre for Global Jewish Studies

Centre Co-Directors: Dr Anna Hájková and Dr Christine Achinger

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 research on the past, presents, and futures of the Jewish communities, 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;
  • 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


Tue 27 February 2024 5:15pm-6:45pm

In collaboration with the Centre for Global Jewish Studies and the Centre for Renaissance Studies, Manuscript and Print Cultures group has invited Sofer Moderchai Pinchas to come and offer a scribal 'show and tell', with materials. He will also talk about the history of Jewish scribing, showing some examples of writing with the opportunity for participants to have a go!

Venue: FAB 5.49, Faculty of Arts Building

Wed 1 May 2024 4:00-6:00pm

Dr Amanda Shubert (University of Wisconsin-Madison: An Iconography of Diaspora: The Illustrated Ketubah in British India


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