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 Summer 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.

And we have submitted to the Administration a proposal for a Jewish Studies major! They have been most encouraging, and since student enthusiasm for this new program is also high, we hope to 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 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!


FALL 2014 - JWSH 300 Hitler and Nazi Germany Explore the causes and consequences of the Nazi regime, how it emerged, acquired power and revolutionized German society.

FALL 2014 - JWSH 300 Hitler and Nazi Germany Explore the causes and consequences of the Nazi regime, how it... http://t.co/zU57NwaA2K


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