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Apply for our new Honors Program 

Read details here.

Summer and Fall 2019 course offerings

Summer is a great time to meet some of your required Gen Eds!
Please view Summer and Fall course descriptions here.

Our Department offers a wide range of courses including history, philosophy, literature, Israel Studies, Hebrew language, Yiddish language, and religious studies.

 New BA Degree Approved: Hebrew Studies

Students can now major in Hebrew Studies! For more information, speak with Professor Shoer, Karp, or Friedman.

Details of the requirements can be found here.

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.


BU offers courses in Hebrew and Yiddish for all levels. For more information about courses and placement, contact Professor Shoer (Hebrew) or Professor Glasman (Yiddish). 

Credit Bearing Community Internships Fall 2019

Work in a local dayschool, put on a museum exhibition, develop a local archive, write for the regional paper -- all for credit.

Information available here.

Upcoming Events 

 Judaic Studies Alumni Reception in NYC!

Thursday | 6 June | 6 - 8 pm 
Princeton Club of New York

Please join us for a reception at the Princeton Club in NYC. Meet other BU alumni, get an update on the Department from its Chair, and hear a brief presentation by Prof. Allan Arkush.

Details and RSVP.

For more detailed overview of Upcoming and Past Events, please visit our Events page.

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Last Updated: 5/20/19