Torah scroll at UAlbany

Judaic Studies

Judaic Studies (JST) at UAlbany offers undergraduate courses at elementary and advanced levels, many of which are cross-listed with other departments. Practicum credit may be earned by assisting with course instruction and Internship credit through community service. Many students take advantage of the SUNY-wide Israel study program for a semester or year overseen by Judaic Studies. Students may apply for sponsored scholarships.

View Spring 2016 Course Descriptions


Avenues often pursued by Judaic Studies graduates:

  • Graduate Training in Social Welfare
  • Jewish Communal Administration or Education
  • The Rabbinate or Cantorate
  • Ph.D. Programs

Upcoming Events

A statue of a Jewish Khazar

Monday, October 12 at 1pm

An Empire Wrapped Up In Mystery:
An Introduction to the Jewish Khazars

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Three young women stand in front of a banner for the Peace and Progress Society of Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 14 at 6pm

Once Upon a Time at 55th and Hoover
Written, directed and produced by Andrés Enrique-Arias

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The Look of Silence

Thursday, October 29 at 2pm

The Look of Silence
A film by Joshua Oppenheimer
Film screening and Panel Discussion

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