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 2014

We want to welcome two new members of the KU faculty, Vitaly Chernetsky, in Slavic Languages and Literatures -- he has a major interest in Jewish Studies and is teaching the Introductory course in Russian Literature (MWF 1-1:50 in WES 1005) and a course in Russian film (M 3-6:30 in WES 1005) and Eric Welch in Jewish Studies. Eric is teaching JWSH 300, the Archaeology of Ancient Israel, TR 11-12:15 in Mallot 2049.

The JS faculty has been working very hard to keep Jewish Studies constantly developing. Starting this Spring we now sponsor study abroad programs in Israel and at Jewish Studies programs in other countries: check out the Office of Study Abroad: http://studyabroad.ku.edu.

And we have begun the process of planning for a Jewish Studies major! Enthusiasm for this new program is high and we may be able to offer a BA/BGS in Jewish Studies by 2016.

Keep checking us out -- we're getting better all the time!

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

Congratulations to Biri Rottenberg-Rosler!

Biri is a lecturer with the Jewish Studies program and was awarded the American Psychological Association Psychoanalytic Division 39's Early Career Professional Scholar award for 2014!

Stop by the Jayhawk Room in the Union today at 4:00 to hear prestigious archaeologist Aren Maeir speak on his work!
Leading Israeli archeologist to discuss recent finds in Tell es-Safi, once known as Gath -...
The director of the excavations at Tell es-Safi, better known as the biblical city of Gath and the home of the Philistine champion Goliath, will be speaking at the University of Kansas.

Leading Israeli archeologist to discuss recent finds in Tell es-Safi, once known as Gath as found on http://t.co/0qeyArftEC

Upcoming Events

"Canaanites, Philistines, and others at Tell es-Safi/Gath - The Hometown of Biblical Goliath"

Aren Maeir, Professor of Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Tuesday, April 22 - 4:00-5:30 PM
Kansas Union, Pine Room

Jewish Studies Spring Gathering!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
4:00-5:30 PM
Kansas Union, Traditions Area (4th floor near lobby)
All are welcome! Light refreshments served.

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