Jewish Studies is an exciting, interdisciplinary field that draws from history, literature and philosophy to explore the history of the Jews and of the Jewish religion.
Jewish Studies explores Judaism as a religion, but also looks at how Jews around the world have formed new interactive cultures and shared histories.
Through your coursework, you will learn the history of Judaism, and find out how this religion has grown, changed and adapted itself over the centuries, in multiple parts of the world. You will also learn about Judaism’s basic belief system, and about the long histories of anti-Semitism. Perhaps most importantly, you will explore the role of Judaism in the modern world, and see how historical events of the last century and a half have affected the Jews religiously, socially, and culturally, as well as how Judaism has affected the world.
Time: 6:00pmProfessor Jeffrey Gurock (Libby Klaperman Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University) joins us for a lecture on the topic of the Jewish experience in Parkchester.
Time: 6:00pmCharles Dellheim joins us for a lecture on his book, Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern.
Time: 6:00pmProfessor David Frey, Professor of History and Founding Director of the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, West Point, joins us for our annual Holocaust Remembrance Lecture.
On November 15, 2022, Professor Jason Sommer joined us for a lecture on the topic of his book, Shmuel’s Bridge.
On October 26, 2022, Dara Horn joined the Purchase College Jewish Studies Program for a conversation about her book, People Love Dead Jews, with Professor Christian Bailey.
On September 22nd, 2022, Professor David Nasaw joined the Purchase College Jewish Studies Department for a lecture on his book, The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War.
On April 26th, 2022, executive producer Nancy Spielberg joined us for a screening of Who Will Write Our History, followed by a discussion and Q&A.