Program in Judaic Studies


Professors Emeriti
 Judith R. Baskin. Ph.D.
  Yale University
 Jerome Eckstein, Ph.D.
 Columbia University
 Stanley J. Isser, Ph.D.
  Columbia University

Associate Professor Emeritus
 Daniel Grossberg, Ph.D.
  New York University

Affiliated Faculty
 Robert J. Gluck, M.H.L., M.S.W., M.F.A.
  Department of Music
 Martha Rozett, Ph.D. (Collins Fellow)
  Department of English
 Edward L. Schwarzschild, Ph.D.
  Department of English
 Barry Trachtenberg, Ph.D. (Program Director)
  Department of History
 Sharona R. Wachs, M.A., M.L.S.
  University Libraries
 Dan S. White, Ph.D.
  Department of History

The Department of History's Program in Judaic Studies offers courses at the elementary and advanced levels in Jewish history and civilization. The Program offers a minor in Judaic Studies and many courses in the program are cross-listed with other departments.

Judaic Studies is a broad-based liberal arts discipline leading to a variety of careers. Many students with a solid background of Judaic Studies courses pursue careers in law, medicine, journalism, business, social welfare, Jewish communal administration, or education, often after appropriate graduate training.

Special Programs or Opportunities
The State University system has arrangements with the University of Haifa, the Hebrew University, Ben-Gurion University, Tel Aviv University, and Bar-Ilan University for students who desire to spend a semester or an academic year studying in Israel; credits toward the minor in Judaic Studies will be awarded for suitable courses. This program is administered from the Albany campus and is available to students, regardless of major.