San Francisco

San Francisco State University Department of Jewish Studies

HUM 415, 1600 Holloway Ave. San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-6075 Fax: (415) 338-6080 [email protected]
Chair Professor Kitty Millet (415) 338-3154 [email protected]

Offers a B.A. in modern Jewish studies, an undergraduate minor in Jewish studies and adult learning through the College of Extended Learning and Eldercollege. The department also sponsors public lectures and events on campus and in the community.

Professors are Kitty Millet, Marc Dollinger (Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility), Fred Astren, Eran Kaplan (Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Israel Studies), and Rachel B. Gross (John and Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies).

Courses include Hebrew language; Judaism: An Introduction; Jewish Social Responsibility; American Jewish History; Jewish Literature of the Americas; Anti-Semitism; Arab-Israeli Conflict; Jewish History I: Beginnings to 1650; Jewish History II: 1650 to Present; Israeli Democracy: Politics, Institutions and Society; Holocaust and Literature; Twentieth Century American Jewish Women Writers; European Jewish Writers; Judaism, Christianity and Islam; The Hebrew Bible; Israeli Cinema; Jerusalem: Portrait of a City; Kabbalah and Jewish Spirituality; Film and the Holocaust; Judaism: Religion and Text.

Receives support from the Koret Foundation and the Annette Dobbs Family Supporting Foundation.