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 fall 2016 Course Descriptions


Upcoming Events

Thurs 4/21: Between Visibility & Invisibilty

A lecture by Prof. Gil Z. Hochberg, author of Visual Occupations: Violence and Visibility in a Conflict Zone

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Thurs 5/5: A Plan, A Testimony, and a Digital Map

Paul B. Jaskot discusses architecture and the spaces of the Holocaust at the Malka and Eitan Evan Annual Yom Ha-Shoah Lecture

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Avenues often pursued by Judaic Studies graduates:

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