Welcome to Temple University's Jewish Studies Program!
About Our Program
From left: Dr. Kathleen Biddick (Professor of History and affiliate Religion faculty), Dr. Laura Levitt (Director, Jewish Studies), and Dr. Terry Rey (Chair, Religion Department)
Temple University's Jewish Studies Program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Jews, Jewishness, and Judaism.
We offer courses in secular Jewish culture, Jewish religion, Jewish history, philosophy, languages and literatures. Our faculty are culled from across the Liberal Arts curriculum and, together, represent the diversity of approaches to and topics within the field of Jewish Studies.
We offer courses in secular Jewish culture, Jewish religion, Jewish history, philosophy, languages and literatures.
New in 2006: Certificate in Jewish Secular Studies. In this exciting mini-minor, students complete five courses in secular Jewish Studies. How does the certificate program work? This program has been designed with student interest and ease in mind: over the course of their years at Temple, students pick five courses from the approved list, including at least one of the core course, and they consult with the Director, Mark Leuchter at email@example.com. We welcome students who are already majoring or minoring in Jewish Studies, students in other CLA majors, and students from any program or school at Temple who want to do this mini-minor on secular expressions of Jewishness, culture, politics, literature, history, art, film, philosophy.
Click here for info on the core course, the electives, and the hands-on internship program.
New Certificate in Secular Jewish Studies
A mini-minor in Jewish Culture and Civilization
Course information for majors and minors
Here you will find a list of requirements and courses for majoing or minoring in Jewish Studies.
More About Jewish Studies at Temple
Affiliated Research Centers
Discover more about Jewish Studies Research Centers at Temple University including The Center for Afro-Jewish Studies Studies and The Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History.
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