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Jewish Studies

General Information

Jewish Studies at Syracuse University takes as its signature focus the Jewish experience in modern times, Jewish cultures and ideas. A student Major or Minor can build his or her course of study around an individually crafted course of study. Courses explore American, European, Israeli, and Yiddish literatures, Jewish thought and culture, Jewish philosophy, Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Holocaust Studies and modern anti-Semitism, “Jewish” art, architecture, and visual culture, as well as an introduction to Judaism, introductory and advanced level work in Hebrew Bible, and the classical Jewish textual tradition.

Requirements

The major requires 24 credits of appropriate work. View the Modern Jewish Studies major.

The minor requires 18 credits in Jewish Studies. View the course catalog for the Jewish Studies minor.

Classes

Contact the program director for a list of current classes.

2018 Spring Course Offerings (PDF)

Jewish Studies at Syracuse University takes as its signature focus the Jewish experience in modern times, Jewish cultures and ideas. A student Major or Minor can build his or her course of study around an individually crafted course of study. Courses explore American, European, Israeli, and Yiddish literatures, Jewish thought and culture, Jewish philosophy, Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Holocaust Studies and modern anti-Semitism, “Jewish” art, architecture, and visual culture, as well as an introduction to Judaism, introductory and advanced level work in Hebrew Bible, and the classical Jewish textual tradition.

Program Director

Zachary J. Braiterman

Zachary J. Braiterman 
Professor
Religion

Program Faculty

Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden 
Professor, Religion, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, and B.G. Rudolph Chair of Judaic Studies
Religion

Stephanie Shirilan

Stephanie Shirilan 
Associate Professor,
English

Harvey Teres

Harvey Teres 
Dean's Professor of the Public Humanities, Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies,
English

Laurence Thomas

Laurence Thomas 
Professor
Philosophy

Karina von Tippelskirch

Karina von Tippelskirch 
Associate Professor of German and German Program Coordinator
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Miriam Elman

Miriam  Elman 
Associate Professor, Political Science

Samuel Gruber

Samuel  Gruber 
PT Instructor, Jewish Studies

Erella Brown

Erella Brown 
Part-Time Associate Professor of Hebrew

James W. Watts

James W. Watts 
Professor
Religion

Alan Goldberg

Alan  Goldberg 
Professor Emeritus

Amos Kiewe

Amos  Kiewe 
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies Professor

Jaklin Kornfilt

Jaklin Kornfilt 
Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Linguistic Studies Program as well as Director of Computational Linguistics Program as well as Turkish Language Coordinator

Yüksel  Sezgin

Yüksel   Sezgin 
Associate Professor, Political Science