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Canadian Jewish Studies

The Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, is dedicated to the study of the Canadian Jewish experience. Through research and education, the Institute supports a wide range of projects of local, national, and international interest. In addition, the Institute is committed to providing resources, learning and other culturally enriching experiences within the Jewish community and its institutions. It collaborates with community organizations such as the Canadian Jewish Congress Archives and Montreal's Jewish Public Library, as well as the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies in order to foster both the scholarly study of Canadian Jewry as well as the dissemination of the results of this scholarly study to the general public.  New undertakings include plans for virtual panels on key areas of the discipline, and support for the ACJS’s series of profiles of authors of new publications and newly defended theses.

The Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies oversees and awards important fellowships in the area of Canadian Jewish Studies and Jewish Studies. Information on the fellowships can be found at: https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/research/jewish-studies/research/fellowships.html   It also focuses on a wide range of publishing, student, and community oriented events, courses, and offers a Scholars-in-Residence Programme. In fall 2020 Dr. Norman Ravvin will teach “Canadian Jewish Literature” as a course cross-listed between the Department of Religions and Cultures and the Concordia English Department.

We encourage those who are interested in any of our programmes or initiatives to access our website for further details.

The Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies houses the Avriel Butovsky Library and the catalogue can be found at: The Avriel Butovsky Library. For more information about the library please visit our site.


Interim Director - Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies

Dr. Norman Ravvin

The Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies is dedicated to the study of the Canadian Jewish experience. Through research and education, the Chair supports a wide range of projects of local, national, and international interest, which contribute to this growing field of inquiry. Together with the Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, the Chair provides a bridge between the academic study of Canadian Jewry and the community in which it serves. The Institute is responsible for the academic study of Canadian Jewry, and the Institute, responsible for community activities, represent an unprecedented partnership.

For detailed information on the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies visit the CUCCJS's website

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