The Program in Jewish Studies holds a number of collections directly related to Jewish studies fields in history, visual culture, art and art history, religious studies, international law, and political science. The Program works in conjunction with the University Libraries' Rare and Distinctive Collections, the CU Art Museum, and the Boulder Public Library's Maria Rogers Oral History Project on these collections.

The Lebowitz Collection of Twentieth-Century Jewish-American Literature, the Through Soviet Jewish Eyes Collection, the Fingesten Collection, and the Movers Archives help to continue CU's growth as a world-class institution supporting Jewish Studies. In addition, the collections catalyze the educational growth of a new crop of scholars ready to conduct original research, develop critical thinking and writing skills, and gain valuable insight into the ways in which how one develops a library, archive, human rights group, or religious movement. These collections can be explored by visiting the pages on the sidebar of this page.

Innovations in Jewish Life Collections

The Innovations in Jewish Life (IJL) Collections, Jewish Studies' largest collection, focuses on Judaism and the Jewish-American experience from roughly the late 1940s to the present. The material collected in the IJL Collections aims to shed light on the religious, cultural, and social movements of American Judaism as well as on the various philosophies of Judaism and Jewish organizations in the relevant period. Materials take the form of photographs, audio and videotapes, and written documents.

The Innovations in Jewish Life Collections houses over 20 papers, collections, and records including the Schachter-Shalomi Papers and the Mazal Holocaust Collection. More information can be found on the IJL Collections website linked below.

Visit the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections Website