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Jewish Studies

218 Milbank Hall  

Acting Chair: Beth A. Berkowitz,  Associate Professor of Religion and Ingeborg Rennert Chair of Jewish Studies

Other Officers of the University offering courses listed below:

Professors: Elisheva Carlebach (Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History), Yinon Cohen (Yosef H. Yerushalmi Professor of Israel and Jewish Studies), Jeremy Dauber (Atran Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture and Director of the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies), Arthur A. Goren (Russell Knapp Professor of American Jewish History), Dan Miron (Leonard Kaye Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature), Samuel Moyn (Professor of History), Seth Schwartz (Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Classical Jewish Civilization), Michael Stanislawski (Nathan Miller Professor of Jewish History)
Associate Professor: Gil Anidjar (Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature)
Assistant Professors: Uri S. Cohen (Assistant Professor of Hebrew Literature), Rebecca Kobrin (Assistant Professor of History), Jonathan Schorsch (Assistant Professor of Religion)
Lecturer: Tamar Ben-Vered (Lecturer of Hebrew Language), Nehama Bersohn (Lecturer in Hebrew Language), Miriam Hoffman (Lecturer in Yiddish), Reena Kreitman (Lecturer in Hebrew Language), Ruth Raphaeli (Senior Lecturer of Hebrew Language),  Reeva Simon (Assistant Director, Middle East Institute)


The program in Jewish Studies enables undergraduates to acquire a thorough knowledge of the most important aspects of Jewish culture, civilization, and history in an interdisciplinary setting. The purpose of the program is to help the student identify resources for constructing rigorously detailed and methodological majors.

The program begins from the assumption that a meaningful major can be most profitably framed in one of the existing departments-such as, but not limited to, American Studies, Ancient Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, History, Music, Religion, Sociology, and Women's Studies. The program director would then certify that the subject matter of that major contains enough interest in Jewish subjects and is rigorous enough in methodology.