The Frank and Yetta Chaiken Center for Jewish Studies
at the University of Delaware

The Center for Jewish StudiesThe Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Delaware was established in 1994 with an endowment grant from Frank and Yetta Chaiken of Wilmington, Delaware. The Center was created to foster appreciation for the depths and richness of Jewish history, culture, literature, art and philosophy and the Jewish people's significant contributions to Western civilization. It provides a Jewish perspective to the multicultural social environment and the interdisciplinary intellectual environment at the University.

The staff of the Center consists of the Director, appointed by the Dean, and a secretary/office coordinator who is responsible for assisting the Director in daily management as well as program development. The Director is supported by an Executive committee.

The Center provides support and intellectual enrichment for the Jewish Studies minor; it helps to create and sustain an intellectual base for faculty teaching in the program; it houses a library of resources for use by students and faculty; and brings to campus lectures, performances, films, and other cultural events related to global Jewish history and the arts. We welcome all students and faculty interested in learning about or participating in our programs.

For particular information on study abroad opportunities, Jewish internships, Jewish Culture and the Arts Program (JCAP), Hillel, or Chabad please follow the links on this page or contact the Director of Jewish Studies, Professor Heidi Kaufman.

To add your name to our mailing list and email list to receive a newsletter and periodic email notices of events, please contact the Center office by mail, phone or email.

Phone: (302) 831-3324



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