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San Francisco State University

Project: Endowed Chair in American Jewish Studies

sfsu-quad“San Francisco State University will be hiring an endowed chair in American Jewish studies, and in doing so will create a Department of Jewish Studies faculty that includes two professors in this important field. By making our program a center for the study of American Jews and Judaism, we not only will realize a key element of our long-term strategy for Jewish Studies, but we will place ourselves in a strong position in terms of research, teaching, and broad engagement with a wide array of Jewish subjects, both in the classroom and in serious conversation with the Bay Area community.”

Fred Astren, professor and chair of the Department of Jewish Studies, San Francisco State University