The Taubman Symposia is intended to enrich understanding of Jewish history and culture among students, faculty, and community members alike.

Lee Rothfarb

Note from the Director

For over twenty years, the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies has brought to the UCSB campus and the Santa Barbara community authors and poets, historians, philosophers, sociologists, diplomats, film makers, actors, dramatists, and musicians who in their work have explored the contours of Jewish life in history and in the contemporary world.  A central focus in the diverse events of the symposia are the intersections between Jewish civilization and the diverse cultures in which Jews have lived.  Taubman speakers have made public presentations as well as led discussions in the university‚Äôs lecture classes and seminars, and for many years have engaged student leaders from diverse religious and social backgrounds around topics that animate student life and also prepare them for their professional careers.


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Lee Rothfarb
Program Director