Jewish Studies in Los Angeles: The University of Judaism

By Robert Wexler

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Winter 2002

A description of the University of Judaism which was founded in 1947 based on the vision of Dr. Mordecai Kaplan, who called for an institution that would further Jewish education by advancing the thought and culture of "Jewish Civilization." The University's educational program, from adult education through the undergraduate programs and rabbinic and graduate school is designed to transmit the highest level of contemporary scholarship as well as the rigor of the academic process. The University of Judaism continues to be committed to developing leadership in both the Jewish and broader communities to fulfill Mordecai Kaplan's dream of a creating a "University of Judaism.

Topic: Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Judaic Studies, Training, Higher Education, Jewish Studies, Students

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Fine, Steven

Volume/Issue: Winter 2002

Page Number(s): 18-19

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Los Angeles, California , United States

Language: English

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Wexler, Robert. Jewish Studies in Los Angeles: The University of Judaism. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Winter 2002: 18-19. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11979


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