Welcome to the Center for Jewish Studies

Established in 1982, the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville serves the university and the community. It draws on resources of both, provides services and programming for both, and brings the people of the university and the larger community together intellectually, artistically, and spiritually. Specifically, the CJS coordinates academic course offerings in Jewish Studies, hosts visiting scholars and performing artists, and encourages, supports the activities of Jewish students at UNC Asheville, and assists with the development and maintenance of archival materials on Jewish life in Western North Carolina. The CJS advisory committee is made up of interested persons from the UNC Asheville faculty, administration, and staff, as well as members of the local Jewish community.

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