The Center for Jewish Studies is located in the Semitic Museum at 6 Divinity Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just steps away from Harvard Yard. If you are interested in learning more about CJS, peruse our website or email us at .

CJS Administrative Staff:

Rachel Rockenmacher, Center Administrator

Sandy Cantave Vil, Staff Assistant

Allison Andrews, Office Assistant

Main Phone Line: (617) 495-4326

Fax: (617) 496-8904

Mailing Address:
Center for Jewish Studies
Harvard University
6 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Maps and Directions:

Maps of the Semitic Museum Building and surrounding area

Online directory of helpful sites with directions to various schools, museums, libraries, and other buildings at Harvard:
Directions webpage

Here you will find helpful information on local lodging, dining, and transportation:

Around Harvard Square

Upcoming Events

  • Adorno's Aesthetic Theory (Martin Jay) May 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Center For European Studies, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA We are now approaching the 50th anniversary of Aesthetic Theory (first published posthumously in 1970), the final masterpiece of the philosopher and social theorist Theodor W. Adorno. This lecture contributes to the semester-long series of scholarly presentations that reflect on the legacy and actuality of this major work. Speaker: Martin Jay (The University of California at…
  • Saskia Coenen Snyder: Like Dewdrops in the Waving Grass: Diamonds, Jews, and Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Trade May 2, 2019 at 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Hoffmann Room, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Saskia Coenen Snyder, Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and the Associate Director of the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies at the University of South Carolina, ColumbiaAfter the discovery of diamond deposits in South-Africa in 1869, the extraction, trade, manufacturing, and consumption of diamonds intensified spectacularly. The combination of booming supplies, growing bourgeois…