Welcome to Jewish Studies | Religious Studies

Welcome to Jewish Studies

UNCG’s Jewish Studies Program is housed in the Religious Studies Department and offers a broad variety of courses ranging from the ancient world through the modern period that cover topics such as the Hebrew Bible, Judaism and gender, Jewish philosophy, Jewish mysticism, modern Jewish ethics, and foundations of Jewish-Christian relations. It also hosts several public events each year, including the annual Henry Samuel Levinson Lecture. The Jewish Studies Program is committed to interdisciplinary scholarship and partners with many groups at UNCG, including History, Communication Studies, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, the Islamic Studies Research Network, and more.

The Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce a new undergraduate minor, beginning in academic year 2022-23. A collaboration between the faculty of Religious Studies, History, and Communications, the minor offers students the opportunity to specialize in Judaism’s culture, history, thought, and practice. Available courses cover the tradition from the ancient world through the modern period and include topics ranging from biblical literature to contemporary medical ethics. Optional remote Hebrew Language classes through UNC Chapel Hill round out the curriculum. Summer archaeological coursework in Israel is also an option. Minoring in Jewish Studies is an excellent option not just for academic knowledge-seekers, but for those planning careers that interface with the diverse American public, including education, counseling, social work, business, and medicine.

The Jewish Studies Program at UNCG is supported by the Herman and Zelda Bernard Distinguished Professorship in Jewish Studies, the Henry Samuel Levinson Program Endowment in Jewish Studies, the Barbara Colchamiro Endowment in Jewish Studies, and the Judith Rosenstock Hyman Jewish Studies Program Fund.

For further information, please contact Emma Tennant at ertennan@uncg.edu in the Department of Religious Studies.