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 Fall 2014

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

Starting this past Spring, we now sponsor 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.

We have submitted to the Administration a proposal for a Jewish Studies major! We will post news as this proposal makes its way through the various committees up to the Board of Regents.

This Fall we welcome new professors Samuel Brody in Religious Studies and Gal Levy the AICE Visiting Israeli Professor in Jewish Studies, and our new Program Assistant Carla Aspenberg.

In Fall 2015 (September 6-7?), we will be hosting the annual conference of the Midwestern Jewish Studies Association; this Fall, 2014, the Jewish Studies Program at Kent State is playing the host.

Keep checking us out -- 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!

The deadline to study abroad in Israel with KU Visiting Israeli Prof. Gal Levy over Spring Break (Mar 14-22) has been extended to THIS THURSDAY! For more information visit: http://jewishstudies.ku.edu/contemporary-israeli-society-spring-break-2015
Study Contemporary Israeli Society - Spring Break 2015 | Jewish Studies
Study contemporary Israeli society over Spring Break (March 14 - 22, 2015) with Visiting Israeli Professor in Jewish Studies, Dr. Gal Levy. Detailed information on this program can be found by visiting the Study Abroad Contemporary Israeli Society Page.

The deadline to study abroad in Israel with KU Visiting Israeli Prof. Gal Levy over Spring Break (Mar 14-22) has... http://t.co/Q7zKz5Uu8W

Current Events
Students in Jewish Studies speak about current events: The University Daily Kansan featured an article on Sep. 24th titled, "KU students engage in conversations about Israel and Gaza tensions"

View the article here!


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