Faith has built empires, formed cultures, and founded communities. The Jewish studies program is about exploring Judaism not just as a religion, but as a culture and society all its own. Come, explore what faith means to you, and how it has worked to shape the world.

At Purchase, we’ll build both your knowledge of the history of Judaism, and what it means to those who practice it. You’ll follow a story of faith, the achievements that surrounded it, and the people who made it happen. If you are looking to strengthen your conviction or wish to understand the experience of others, a minor in Jewish studies will help you explore the world beyond the limits of borders and time.