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
Jewish Studies Advisory Board member Max Abrahms, Assistant Professor of Political Science, recently spoke on terrorism at a TED-X event on terrorism. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCXgzC6RTYw.
This summer, Northeastern Jewish Studies students are studying abroad on three Dialogue of Civilizations programs: to Israel with Jewish Studies director Lori Lefkovitz, to Germany and Poland with Prof. Natalie Bormann, and to Poland with Prof. Jeffrey Burds. Follow the Israel students and the Germany-Poland students on the groups’ blogs!
Unable to attend ‘A Discussion on Israel and American Jews’ with the Israeli Knesset members? Watch it here!
To view the Fall 2014 Jewish Studies courses, please see Courses Offered 2014-2015.