About the Centre

3 students smiling and flipping through the course program at an annual CJS party

Over the past five decades, the University of Toronto has developed one of the most comprehensive Jewish Studies programs in North America. Today, the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish. Studies (ATCJS) offers courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in archeology, art, history, languages, literature, performance, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology. Collaborating with a number of academic units at the undergraduate and graduate levels, students have the opportunity to take courses offered by more than 20 different departments, centres, and programs at the University of Toronto.  Learn more about our collaborating units. In addition to the Centre's academic offerings, ATCJS offers engaging and innovative programming in the form of lectures, panels, conferences, and performances about an array of Jewish Studies topics to the wider public community.


The vibrant community of ATCJS, its academic excellence and rich community involvement would not be possible without the generous support of our donors over the years. We are deeply grateful to the Founders and Friends Circle of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.