Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies at Syracuse University takes as its signature focus the Jewish experience in modern times, Jewish cultures and ideas. A student Major or Minor can build his or her course of study around an individually crafted course of study. Courses explore American, European, Israeli, and Yiddish literatures, Jewish thought and culture, Jewish philosophy, Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Holocaust Studies and modern anti-Semitism, “Jewish” art, architecture, and visual culture, as well as an introduction to Judaism, introductory and advanced level work in Hebrew Bible, and the classical Jewish textual tradition.

Program Director
braiterman-zachary.jpgZachary J. Braiterman
Professor, Religion
509 Hall of Languages
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Miriam ElmanAssociate Professor of Political Science315-443-7404melman@syr.edu100 Eggers Hall
Ken FriedenProfessor,
315.443.1894kfrieden@syr.edu310 Tolley Humanities Building
James W. WattsProfessor,
315.443.5713jwwatts@syr.edu501 Hall of Languages
Sanford SternlichtProfessor,
315.443.3660401 Hall of Languages
Harvey TeresDean's Professor of the Public Humanities,
315.443.4891hmteres@syr.edu420B Hall of Languages
Laurence ThomasProfessor,
315.443.5824lthomas@maxwell.syr.edu535 Hall of Languages
Sarah Barkin Benjamin Fellow Graduate Assistant315-443-5671smbarkin@syr.edu318 Tolley Humanities Building
Erella Brown-SoferInstructor - Adjunt / Language, Lit & Linguistics315-443-1006ebrownso@syr.edu340 HB Crouse Hall
Samuel D. Gruber PT Instructor / A&S - Curriculum & Instruction315-762-2850 sdgruber@syr.edu318 Tolley Humanities Building
Michael Barkun Professor of Political Science315-443-9339mbarkun@syr.edu100 Eggers Hall
Alan Goldberg Emeritus Professor of Education315-443-7612adgoldbe@syr.edu135 Huntington Hall
Amos Kiewe Chair & Professor of Communication & Rhetorical Studies315-443-5132akiewe@syr.edu100 Sims Hall
Jaklin KornfiltProfessor of Linguistics and Director of the Linguistic Studies Program as well as Director of Computational Linguistics Program as well as Turkish Language Coordinator,
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
315.443.5375kornfilt@syr.edu305 HB Crouse Hall
Laura T. Marhoefer Assistant Professor, History315-443-4415marhoefe@syr.edu145 Eggers Hall
Yuksel Sezgin Assistant Professor, Political Science315- 443-4431ysezgin@maxwell.syr.edu100 Eggers Hall
Karina von TippelskirchAssociate Professor of German; German Program Coordinator,
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
315.443.5383kvontipp@syr.edu315 HB Crouse Hall

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Offerings:minor BA

Jewish Studies
441 Hall of Languages
Phone: 315-443-1011
Fax: 315-443-8093

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Bachelor of Arts BA
Bachelor of Science BS
Master of Arts MA
Master of Science MS
Education/Teacher Prep MS
Doctor of Philosophy PhD
Minor m
Certificate C