Winter Term Online Course

In the half century before the Second World War, a Yiddish-speaking, "Jewish street" stretched from Buenos Aires to Boston, from London to Lodz, with many cities in between.  What characterized the culture of this mostly urban and modernizing society is the subject of this class.  Cinema and short stories, poetry and politics provide our vehicle to examine the world of Eastern European Jewry in a time of radical transformation and approaching catastrophe.
(All material is in English)

Spring Courses

We are offering a wide range of courses this Spring,  including literature, Hebrew, Yiddish, history, Israel studies, and Holocaust studies.

"Areas of Study"

The heart of the undergraduate program in Judaic Studies is found in a student's "Area of Study." Judaic Studies students shape their degree around a set of courses they choose. Students may focus their studies in Jewish history, philosophy, Yiddish culture, Judaism in America, Holocaust studies, Israel studies, religious studies, literature, and more.

Learn more about the programs we offer here.

Graduate Program

Binghamton University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is pleased to announce that we have expanded our programming and are now offering a combined (fast-track) BA-MPA program in Judaic Studies

An MPA degree is a professional degree for those interested in public service careers in management.  It is ideal for individuals who are committed to public service, would like to be a leader in a nonprofit or public organization, and want to make a positive difference in the world.

For more information see our Program of Study, or contact the DUS, Professor Karp.

Older Adult Auditor Program

New York state law permits residents 60 years or older to audit credit-bearing classes at state-affiliated campuses free of charge. 

Click here for more information.

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

Kierstin Luschwitz
Undergraduate Director
Professor Jon Karp
Professor Randy Friedman

Library Tower 1307

Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
NY 13902

Phone: 607-777-3070

Fax: 607-777-4812

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Last Updated: 12/6/16