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What is Jewish Studies?

Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary program where students can learn about the history, cultures, literatures, and languages of the Jews. Specializations can include, but are not limited to:

  • modernity and the Jews;
  • ancient Israel, Bible, and Early Judaism;
  • Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, and Genocide;
  • Jews in America;
  • Jewish Culture and Literature;
  • Israel and Zionism; and
  • Jewish-Christian Relations.

Why Study Jewish Studies?

You might like this program if:

  • you want to think critically about the world in which we all live;
  • you have interest in experiences such as lectures, film series, symposia, discussions, and sponsored trips to museums and Jewish cultural sites; and/or
  • you hope to enrich your understanding of Jews, Judaism, and the Jewish experience.

Potential Careers

A Jewish Studies degree will make you more attractive to employers seeking well-rounded applicants who are globally conscious citizens and critical thinkers. Jewish Studies offers a flexible curriculum that’s a natural complement to many other courses of study. Our graduates have gone on to work in the following fields.

  • Business
  • Secondary and college level teaching
  • Public service
  • The ministry (both Jewish and non-Jewish)
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Archaeology
  • Museums
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