CLASS College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Youngstown State University
Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies  


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The Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at Youngstown State University is the product of the efforts of both university and Youngstown community members. The program is housed in the Department of History at Youngstown State University.

Calendar of Events

Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival

September 9, 2014 - October 20, 2014

The 11th annual Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival will be held at theaters around the Valley.  Film passes can be purchased and a full list of films will be posted on the film festival's website located at


Om Shalom Concert and Indian Dinner

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 6 pm

Jewish Community Center

We will host a music concert by the Om Shalom trio, who mix traditional Jewish music with Indian music. This event will be free and open to the public. There will be an optional Indian style dinner prior to the concert at 6 PM which will cost $10 and requires advanced registration. The concert will take place at the Youngstown Jewish Community Center at 505 Gypsy Ln in Youngstown on Sunday, October 19th at 7:30 PM. To register, please email Judaic AT ysu DOT edu.


Conference for Jewish Music and Identity

Sunday, October 19th - Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Sponsored by the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies and YSU Dana School of Music, this conference will bring scholars from all over the world to discuss Jews, Jewish music, and Jewish Identity. There will be academic lectures, musical presentations, an exciting concert for the general public, and a film on Jewish music. The public is welcome to attend and learn from this international group of scholars. For more information, please click here.

Bus Trip to the US Holocaust Museum in D.C.

Sunday, November 9, 2013

The 8th annual bus trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will be held on November 9, 2013.  The bus will depart from YSU at 4:30 am and return at 11:30 pm.  The cost to students is $10/per person. A sign up will be posted closer to the date.  For those who wish to take the bus trip for credit and guarantee a space on the bus, you can sign up for Judaic 3751 which is an online class worth 3 credits. Students wishing to go on the trip should sign up by clicking on this link: 




Contact Us

The Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies office is located in Room 524 of DeBartolo Hall on the Youngstown State University campus. The Center houses a collection of Judaic and Holocaust Studies resource material and is open to students and the community.

To contact us, please write to:

Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44555
judaic AT ysu DOT edu

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