Jewish Studies and Social Justice

Student and Faculty outside the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

The Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice minor engages students in both theoretical and practical applications of the meanings of social justice and activism rooted in the Jewish traditions.


The program presents an annual fall Speaker Series on Jewish Identities and an annual spring Social Justice Lecture, Human Rights Lecture, and Social Justice Passover Seder, as well as study abroad courses, intermittent films, presentations, and workshops. You can view many of the programs from 2012 onward in our Past Event archives.

Past Events & Videos