Judaic Studies

Explore the tremendous scope and diversity of the Jewish experience.

You find the study of Jewish civilization engrossing, from its ancient Middle East roots to the many places in which it flourishes today. You’d love to conduct research at one of the many museums and cultural institutions in New York, or go farther afield and study in Israel. The Department of Judaic Studies offers a wide variety of experiences, from internships at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, to research under the guidance of one our renowned faculty members, to summers of intensive Yiddish studies at places like Tel Aviv University. Our graduates go into a variety of careers in education, research, social work, policy planning in the private and public sectors, diplomacy and government, and are prepared for graduate studies in any number of fields.

The Jews of Ukraine

Past, Present, and Future, at Brooklyn College

With David Fishman

March 30, 2022

Łódź ghetto in diaries and testimonies

With Professor Robert Shapiro

Professor Shapiro in conversation with the director of the Marek Edelman Center for Dialogue in Łódź, Poland, for the 76th anniversary of the final deportation from the Łódź Ghetto to Auschwitz.

August 26, 2020

Yeshiva / Seminary Credits

Need to learn how to receive yeshiva transfer credit at Brooklyn College during COVID-19? Learn about the necessary steps for the Judaic Studies Department and the Transfer Evaluation Office.

Statement on Recent Violence Targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

The Department of Judaic Studies condemns the recent violence around the country that has targeted people of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and we stand in solidarity with our AAPI fellow Americans and immigrants. Hatred and bigotry have no place in America. Those of us in the field of Jewish history know all too well how prejudice and bigotry can escalate quickly and how important it is for those not being targeted to stand with those who are. Never again means never again for anyone.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Allan Amanik
E: AAmanik@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Graduate Deputy: Sharon Flatto

3111 James Hall
P: 718.951.5229
F: 718.951.4703

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