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Welcome to the web site of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon. The Program was established in 1998 as the result of a generous gift from the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation of Portland.

The interdisciplinary Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies provides a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum in the history, religion, and civilization of the Jewish people, and offers two years of instruction in Hebrew language and literature. The program offers a Judaic Studies Major leading to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree and a Judaic Studies Minor. At this time there are no graduate programs offered through the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies.

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies also offers public lectures, brown bag seminars, and other events of campus wide and community interest.

Find out more about Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon by exploring this web site or feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Deborah A. Green, with your individual questions.



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Scholar’s Briefing with Shaul Stampfer

Thursday, June 4, 2015

358 Susan Campbell


Light lunch will be served

Open to the public; limited seating

Please RSVP to: or 541-346-5288

…Have you heard

About the Historian who became an International Banker?

He spent the last years of his life in jail.

It’s All in the Numbers (and the Stories).

In 1764 the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth took a census of the Jews of Lithuania, and it was the best demographic source that exists for the eighteenth century. A parallel count of the Jews of Poland was published over one hundred years ago, but the full data