Stroum Jewish Studies Program

Housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, the Stroum Jewish Studies Program is the most comprehensive institution in the region for the academic study of Jewish life in its cultural, intellectual, religious and international contexts.

Representing over a dozen disciplines, our faculty teach, research and share their scholarship with UW students, other scholars and the general community so all may come to appreciate the important contributions made by Jewish people in helping to shape our world to date. The Stroum JSP receives the majority of its funding from the community, whose partnership enables the cultivation and promotion of the Program’s scholarly endeavors.

See what Cummings Foundation CEO Simon Greer has to say about the Stroum Jewish Studies Program:

Visit our Fall 2012 Newsletter page to read Chair Noam Pianko’s 2012 annual letter and download the Stroum Jewish Studies Program’s 2012 newsletter.

For more about the program, please contact: 

Stroum Jewish Studies Program Staff

Professor Noam Pianko, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Chair of the Stroum Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington

Professor Noam Pianko


Lauren Spokane, Assistant Director, Stroum Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington

Lauren Headshot