Mediterranean Jewish Studies
The Viterbi Family Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies is the first of its kind at a university. Endowed by Erna and Andrew Viterbi and their children, the program builds on a trend in historical studies to look beyond traditional political boundaries in order to understand transnational commercial and intellectual connections between different groups of people.
Housed in the Center for Jewish Studies, the Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies offers students at the undergraduate and graduate level the rare opportunity to focus intensively on the study of Sephardic history and culture. It also hosts lectures, workshops and symposia that cultivate and stimulate this field and situate UCLA as one of its principle hubs.
Mapping Jewish L.A.
Through a partnership with the UCLA Library and Special Collections, the University of Southern California, and more than a dozen community archives, the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies is embarking on an ambitious, five-year initiative to create a multimedia, digital archive of Jewish LA.
Since its establishment in 1993, the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies has presented high quality academic programming in Holocaust studies through support from the 1939 Society. The Center remains deeply committed to continuing a critical engagement of the manifold dimensions of genocide and Holocaust studies through first-rate research, teaching, programming, library holdings and service learning.