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Study the history, religion, literature, politics, and language of Judaism

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Explore Jewish life and culture from diverse perspectives

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Discover the complex, multifaceted dimensions of the Jewish experience

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Undergraduate Programs

Pursue a minor, cluster, or complete coursework in Jewish Studies and Hebrew.

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Hebrew Language Instruction

Take language classes in modern and Biblical Hebrew.

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Study Abroad

Explore study abroad programs with instruction in Jewish studies or Hebrew language.

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Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Jewish Studies Inaugural Lecture, "Jewish Studies Then, Jewish Studies Now" by professor Aaron W. Hughes at University of Rochester's Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Welcome! The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Rochester promotes research, scholarship, and education in Jewish studies. Through courses, publication, lectures, fellowships, and intellectual collaboration, we aim to:

  • Increase knowledge in the field of Jewish studies
  • Provide enriched learning opportunities for students
  • Contribute to the intellectual life of the University
  • Share its resources with the Rochester community
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Philip S. Bernstein Lecture

Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein

The Center for Jewish Studies holds an annual endowed lecture named after Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein, who served as the spiritual leader to local congregation Temple B'rith Kodesh in Rochester for nearly fifty years.

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