Overview & Welcome

Welcome to the website for the Fresno State Jewish Studies Association.             

The JSA provides students with opportunities for learning about, sharing an interest in, and appreciating knowledge of Jewish Studies topics and themes, including information about the Jewish people as members of a global, diasporic community, the Jewish religion, Jewish history and culture, Hebrew language and literature, Yiddish language and literature, Ladino language and literature, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, the history of Israel, and the contemporary Jewish experience in the United States and worldwide.

Shalom - Welcome

On this site you can find information about current, past and future courses offered in conjunction with Fresno State's Jewish Studies Certificate Program; learn more about faculty offering courses that count for certificate credit; and find updates about our lecture series and other events.

Click here to download our program brochure.

Jewish Studies Association Officers

Current (2013-2014):

Richard Nelson, President

Zachary Smith, Vice-President

Brittany Little, Treasurer


Past Officers:


Douglas Leal, President

Matt Shupe, Vice-President

William Mask, Treasurer