Modern Jewish and Israel Studies

Welcome to the website of Modern Jewish and Israel Studies (MJIS) at California State University, Chico.

MJIS strives to promote the scholarly and informed discussion of Judaism, Jewish history, culture, and languages, the history of anti-Semitism, and Jewish life in the contemporary world, including the state of Israel.

MJIS is for students of all religious and cultural backgrounds who are interested in the Jewish experience in history and in interreligious and intercultural dialogue. It also provides an intellectual resource and community for Jewish students of California, the second largest Jewish population in the United States, who attend CSU Chico.

Modern Jewish and Israel Studies at Chico State is on the second floor of Trinity Hall (room 239), overlooking the Rose Garden. Feel free to come by to meet our staff and faculty. Please contact us with any questions or comments at: mjis@csuchico.edu