Welcome to the Department of Jewish Studies

Jewish IconThe Department of Jewish Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of all aspects of Jewish life. Courses offered by the department address the historical, social, cultural, religious, linguistic, and political life of the Jewish people from antiquity to the present and examine the interactions of Jews with other peoples. The department’s seven core faculty members are complemented by twelve affiliated faculty from eight other departments, as well as visiting faculty sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.

The department offers over sixty courses for undergraduates, who can major or minor in Jewish Studies.


Fall 2019 Courses

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Check in on the SAS students' trip to Poland with Nancy Sinkoff and watch Giovanna Tsiolas's video of the the trip around Poland - See now

Nancy Sinkoff's Honor's seminar and commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19, 1943 - Read more

Nancy Sinkoff's blogpost about Sara's Levy's World on the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project - Now available

Gary Rendsburg's new book, How the Bible is Written has just been published - Check it out

Jewish History Matters podcast "Holocaust Memory and the Digital Age with Jeffrey Shandler" - Listen now

Jewish Studies alumna, Amy Weiss, has lead article in the January 2019 journal, American Jewish History - Read article

Gary Rendsburg's review of Robert Atler's new translation of the Bible - Read review

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