Service Learning:

Are you interested in getting academic credit for engaging in service within the broader Los Angeles community? Civic engagement enables students to develop relationships with community partners either through independent study or innovative service learning courses. These relationships can enhance academic study and may include internships or lead to future employment opportunities. The Center for Jewish Studies also offers scholarships for civic engagement research.

Jewish Studies Service Learning courses:

GERMAN 19 Sem. 2 FIAT LUX Interviewing Holocaust Survivors in the Digital Age, Todd Presner, Winter 2017
Class with Holocaust Survivors Inspires UCLA Student Film Project

HISTORY M188SL/JEWISH STUDIES M188SL Jews in Los Angeles’ History/Los Angeles in Jewish History, Caroline Luce, Winter 2016, and Max Baumgarten, Winter 2017

Jewish seniors share L.A. memories

SOCIOLOGY 191V Sem. 5: Iranian Jewish Life in Los Angeles, Saba Soomekh, Spring 2017

RUSSIAN 191 /JEWISH STUDIES 177: From Russia with Love? Russia’s Jews Remember Soviet Past, Naya Lekht, Spring 2016


These classes are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

Civic Engagement Research Scholarships

As part of its Civic Engagement Initiative, the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies invites undergraduate students to apply for summer scholarship funds. Research should connect academic work with the broader community. Eligible research may include traditional historical projects requiring library and archival research, as well as creative endeavors such as museum exhibitions, interviews/oral histories, blogs, videos, or digital media projects.

This support is made possible by the Frey Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate Students in Jewish Studies. Freshmen, sophomore, juniors, and seniors may apply. Students in all majors are eligible as long as the project is focused in some way on Jewish Studies.

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