The Jewish Studies Program was founded in 1973 on the conviction that understanding the impact and richness of Jewish culture requires training in the languages, literature, and history of the Jewish people, as these developed across the globe and over thousands of years. Jewish Studies course offerings cover Jewish civilization from its ancient Near Eastern origins through its contemporary history. It is an interdisciplinary program, the interests of which are diverse and cross-cultural. The program brings together faculty from an array of departments, including Near Eastern Studies, History, Anthropology, German Studies, Government, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics.
The Jewish Studies Program offers a minor, and provides instruction and specialization in the fields of Semitic languages; the Hebrew Bible; medieval and modern Hebrew literature and film; ancient, medieval and modern Jewish history, Holocaust Studies, Jewish ethnography, and Yiddish culture.
- Sep 08 Yiddish Theater Festival - Jewish Luck at Willard Straight Theatre
- Sep 08 Yiddish Theater Festival- Yosl Rakover Talks to God at Willard Straight Theatre
- Sep 09 Yiddish Theater Festival- The Essence: A Yiddish Theater Dim Sum at Ithaca College
- Sep 10 Yiddish Theater Festival- Waiting for Godot at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
- Oct 14 Anti Semitism: in Europe and the U.S. an Update at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Nov 03 Memory and Genocide at Goldwin Smith Hall