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 2015 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

Wed 9/9: Reading Yiddish in Japan

The Japanese encounter with Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Thurs 10/1: The Archive Thief

The man who salvaged French Jewish History in the wake of the Holocaust

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