Penn State

Welcome to Jewish Studies at Penn State

Our interdisciplinary program ranges globally in scope from the Israelite origins of the Jewish people to the experiences of postmodern Jews in the 21st century. Our distinguished faculty offer courses across a diverse array of fields and topics, with perspectives that combine the humanities and the social sciences. We offer a Major in Jewish Studies, a Minor in Jewish Studies and a Minor in Hebrew, and a Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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