About Us

Welcome to 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.​ Our aim is to study and teach the Jewish experience through space and time, as well as training the next generation of scholars and providing academic programs for students and the larger public.

We offer a Jewish Studies Minor and Major in a thriving undergraduate environment, as well as master's and doctoral degrees through the Religious Studies and History departments. 

Please explore our site and contact Professor Jennifer Geddes to learn more.