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 Molly Rissien, KU's first student to graduate with a special major in Jewish Studies!

The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle published an article on Molly Rissien, the first student to graduate with a special major in Jewish Studies from KU this Spring, 2015.  Congratulations to Molly and all Jewish Studies graduates.


Great article in #KCJC on Molly Rissien, KU's first student to graduate with a special major in Jewish Studies: http://t.co/IFA3IzxWpV


In The News

On May 28, 2015 the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle published an article on Molly Rissien, the first student to graduate with a special major in Jewish Studies.  Read the article here:

http://www.kcjc.com/index.php/current-news/latest-news/3177-ku-graduates...

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