Our 40th Year

August 28, 2017
Jewish dance conference
The past two years represent the culmination of 40 years of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University. From its inception in 1976, the center has adhered to Sam Melton’s vision, namely to create and nurture a presence for Jewish studies at the university and in the community.  
These past  40 years have borne witness to an explosion of research, teaching and service to our community: our world-recognized faculty and students engage in a variety of programs and research endeavors; we teach more than a thousand students a year in all aspects of Jewish studies; our library Judaica collection is one of the largest in the country; our programs are supported by both the community and university; and we regularly co-sponsor programs with other Ohio State departments and centers. 
In short, the Melton Center now, after 40 years of sustained growth and support, crystallizes a vibrant, important and invaluable Jewish studies program. We are truly indebted to our many supporters and donors who have enabled us to grow our program. 
We hope you will join us for this coming year’s many programs.
Tamar Rudavsky
Professor, Philosophy