Jewish Studies

Introduction 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 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 Kristina Joyner at krjoyne2@uncg.edu in the Department of Religious Studies.