A Note from the Director
Welcome to the Jewish Studies program!
Jewish Studies offers the opportunity to explore the history, cultures, and religion of the Jewish people. Because of the geographic, ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of the Jewish people and the long timeline of Jewish history, the field of Jewish Studies provides rich possibilities for cross-cultural and comparative study. The program explores the evolving interactions between Judaism and Christianity, Islam, and other religions, as well as the multifaceted interactions between Jewish communities and the majority cultures within which they have lived.
Lori Lefkovitz, Ruderman Professor of Jewish Studies
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News & Events
Len Lyons presents the dramatic, astonishing, and inspiring story of the Ethiopian Jews who emerged out of the ancient Aksumite Empire about two thousand years ago and recounts through personal experience the challenges and accomplishments of Ethiopian Jews.
Lyons will speak on March 24, 2014 in 335 Shillman Hall from 5-6:30 pm.
This $5000 award supports students in exploring the work of a Jewish artist or musician persecuted by the Nazis. For more information, see the application requirements.
The Department of Jewish Studies sends our congratulations to Professor Bill Miles for his book, Jews of Nigeria: An Afro-Judaic Odyssey, which has been named a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award!