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College of Jewish Studies

The College of Jewish Studies was founded in 1986 as a coalition between the Judaic Studies Department of Binghamton University and several local Jewish sponsoring institutions: the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, Beth David Synagogue, Temple Concord and Temple Israel. The purpose is “to provide quality adult Jewish education to the greater Binghamton area, providing a wide array of programs dealing with Jewish history, culture, religion and politics.”

Attend a Lecture

College of Jewish Studies lectures are held at the Binghamton JCC
500 Clubhouse Rd
Vestal, NY 13850 
and open to the entire community.

General admission costs $8 per event, or $14 for both programs; senior admission costs $5 each or $8 for both. Binghamton University students are welcome to attend at no charge.

More information at College of Jewish Studies.

Past Programs

We have hosted a wide range of programs from leading scholars, artists, and community leaders.  View our list of Past Programs here.

CJS Fall 2018 series on “The Legacy of the Turbulent Sixties: Jews and Social Justice"

Mark Rudd (Educator and Community Organizer): "Why Were There So Many Jews in SDS? Reflections on SDS, Columbia1968 Protest, and the New Left."

CJS  Fall 2018 series on “The Legacy of the Turbulent Sixties: Jews and Social Justice"

Dick and Mickey Flacks (UC - Santa Barbara): "Making History/Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America."

Judaic Studies at Binghamton

Members of the community are invited to enroll as auditors in any Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, and Israel Studies course we offer.

View our Winter and Spring Schedule of courses.

Last Updated: 11/7/18