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Introduction

882402_4634497508046_302992038_o1-150x150“The Jewish Studies Program at Northeastern is incredibly comprehensive, dynamic, and inclusive. The professors offer tremendous insight on all aspects of Jewish culture, religion, and history, while truly engaging with students and fostering relationships that are unique to the Northeastern experience.”

Anna Meyers, ’15, Independent Major in Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies Program offers students a variety of ways to explore the history, cultures, and religion of the Jewish people. A broadly interdisciplinary field, Jewish studies includes courses in history, music, literature, political science, international affairs, sociology, gender studies, religion, philosophy, and modern languages; classes cover the Jewish experience both in Israel and in Diaspora communities around the world. Through these classes, students explore vitally important subjects such as identity, assimilation, culture, religion, and social justice and acquire the tools and knowledge for a more critical and analytical understanding of the religious and secular world around them.

We welcome non-majors to take any of our classes, seek out a co-op or internship, or study abroad with us in Israel, Poland, or Germany. Those interested in exploring the Jewish experience further may declare a Jewish studies minor, a combined major, or an independent major in Jewish Studies.