Welcome to Jewish Studies!

Explore our website to learn more about our major and 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.

Did you graduate before we got our new major? Contact us and we'll see if you qualify for a Certificate of Achievement in Jewish Studies.


News for Spring 2016

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

We are now in our third 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.

KU JS is now excavating (25 June - 17 July)) in southern Israel at Tell es-Safi, the site of ancient Gath, led by Professors Aren Maeir of Bar Ilan University and our own Eric Welch. Check out the video!

Now that we have both a Jewish Studies minor and a major we're beginning to see an equal number declaring. See our websites on the two programs: the JS Minor and the JS Major.

The Program has received several donations of books on Jewish subjects; we're beginning to amass quite a library!

On March 9, we are hosting a visit by the Israeli Consul General for the Midwest, Roey Gilad; on April 10, Professor Emeritus David Katzman will lead a tour of Jewish Laurence and Eudora; and on May 12, we will be conducting our annual graduation celebration. Check out our calendar page for more details.

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!

A new major in Jewish Studies is available!

Students at KU can now earn a BA in Jewish Studies!  The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle published an article on the new Jewish Studies major, click the graphic below to view the entire article.

Upcoming Program Events
KU Jewish Studies Facebook Page
Dr. Welch shares some photos from the archeological dig in Tell es-Safi this summer! https://t.co/qiEdesRshZ

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