Welcome to Jewish Studies!

Explore our website to learn more about our minor in Jewish Studies, the assortment of courses offered by a diversified faculty, and to see the variety of events sponsored by our program. We invite all students, alumni and friends to see what we're up to here at KU as well as in the surrounding communities.


News for Spring 2015

The JS faculty has been working very hard to keep Jewish Studies constantly developing.

We are now in our second year of sponsoring study abroad programs in Israel (Haifa University, Tel Aviv University, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem) and at Jewish Studies programs in other countries: check out the Office of Study Abroad: http://studyabroad.ku.edu.

Our proposal for a Jewish Studies major, submitted to the College last April, is now about ready to progress to the Board of Regents (where it has several committees to pass through). See our website on the Proposed JS Major.

This year we are planning our hosting of the 27th annual conference of the Midwestern Jewish Studies Association next Fall, October 18 and 19, 2015 at the Eldridge Hotel in downtown Lawrence. We are proud to have been invited to host this major event.

In the meantime, we are hosting and sponsoring numerous events this Spring; check out our calendar!

We're getting better all the time!

John Younger, Professor and Academic Director for Jewish Studies
jyounger@ku.edu - Email me with your thoughts and suggestions!

Congratulations to Professor Renee Perelmutter and Jewish Studies minor Maggie Boyles!

Professor Perelmutter received Honorable Mention for the Barbara Schowen Undergraduate Research Mentor Award and Maggie was awarded a prize for her research presentation on First Women of the Yiddish Stage. We are pleased to have such dedication and talent within the Jewish Studies program!

Congratulations to all our graduating Jewish Studies students! We had a great reception yesterday and appreciate everyone's support.

Congratulations to all our graduating Jewish Studies students! We had a great reception yesterday and appreciate everyone's support.

In The News
On March 11th, the University Daily Kansan featured an article on guest speaker Deborah Lipstadt.  View the article here!
On March 4th The University Daily Kansan featured an article on  guest speaker Ari Shavit.  View the article here!
On March 2nd Dr. Gal Levy, Visiting Israeli Professor in Jewish Studies, shared his view of the Prime Minister of Israel's speech to Congress with the LJ World.  View the article here!
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