Jewish Studies | Courses

The Jewish Studies Program and Minor

The Jewish studies program offers a full array of courses in Jewish history, plus courses in Jewish and Israeli literature, biblical history and historiography, Holocaust studies, Jewish arts, and Hebrew language. Course materials extend from antiquity to the contemporary.

  • The approach is interdisciplinary and involves the faculties of history, literature, and language and culture in the School of Humanities.
  • Students in any discipline may minor in Jewish studies, and history majors may choose Jewish history as their area of study.

This program was originally made possible, in part, by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Minor in Jewish Studies
The minor in Jewish studies is designed to provide students with a general introduction to the history and culture of the Jewish people through a combination of courses in Jewish history, Jewish literature, and Hebrew. Students interested in the minor should submit a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study to the School of Humanities main office. The student is assigned a minor advisor after consultation with the faculty coordinator of the Jewish studies program.

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Jewish Studies
Five courses, selected from Jewish history, Jewish literature in translation, Jewish philosophy, or Hebrew language, in consultation with the faculty coordinator of the Jewish studies program.


School of Humanities:

Tel.: (914) 251-6550
Fax: (914) 251-6559

Faculty Coordinator:
Rachel Hallote
Professor of History
Tel.: (914) 251-6516 rachel.hallote@

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