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.

Spring Courses:

A JST 151 (= A REL 151) Foundational Jewish Texts (3), Professor Francesconi
A JST 244 (= A HIS 244 & A HEB 244) Zionism, Palestine, and Israel in Historical Perspective (3), Professor Brenner
A JST 275 (= A HIS 275) Antisemitism: Historical Explorations & Contemporary Challenges (3), Professor Brenner
A JST 497 Independent Study in Judaic Studies (1–6), Professor Francesconi

Avenues often pursued by Judaic Studies graduates:

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