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Jewish Studies at the University of Virginia

We are an interdisciplinary program drawing on more than thirty affiliated scholars from religious studies, history, anthropology, sociology, literature, music and other fields.​ With courses in the history, languages and literatures of the Jewish people in the Diaspora and in Israel, the beliefs, thought and practices of Judaism, the interaction between Jews and other peoples and Israeli history and memory.  

We offer a Jewish Studies Minor and Major in a thriving undergraduate environment as well as master and doctoral degrees in Jewish Textuality, Practice and Modern Thought through the Department of Religious Studies.

 

Upcoming Events
 

April 16          Paul Brody Colloquium, “Wanderings in a German-Jewish Landscape: Living in the Between”

12:00 p.m. in New Cabell Hall 236

 

April 19          Paul Brody Colloquium, “Explorations in Music Theater: Blurring the Lines”

10:30 a.m. in the Byrd/Morris Seminar Rooms, 3rd Floor Harrison Institute

 

April 19          Klezmer Ensemble Concert, with special guest trumpeter-composer Paul Brody

8:00 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall

 

April 19–20    Toppling Monuments Symposium

April 19 Opening Panel at 5:00 p.m. in the Harrison Institute Auditorium

April 20 Panels beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Newcomb Gallery

 

May 6        Jewish Studies Faculty and Graduate Fellow Retreat

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Barboursville Vineyards