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Ensuring that the richness of Jewish culture is energetically presented at Cornell.

Jewish Studies Program

Founded on the conviction that the record contained in the languages, literature, and history of the Jewish people, as these developed across the globe and over thousands of years, are an integral part of human heritage. 

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Give to Jewish Studies

Your support enables the program to enhance the experience for undergraduate students. Gifts can help fund lectures and conferences, student research, distinguished speakers, and other program priorities. We will greatly appreciate and immediately put into use any gift, no matter the amount.

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Take a class

Start your journey by taking a class such as “Introduction to Judaism” (JWST 2644), studying Hebrew or Yiddish, or enrolling in or one of the many other courses we offer.

Declare a major in Jewish studies

Tempted by more than one Jewish studies course? Consider pursuing a major in Jewish studies.

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Attend a program

Join a live lecture, panel discussion, literary reading, or performance, or explore our video archive of previous events. Check our event calendar.

Participate in a Yiddish conversation hour, Friday's at noon on Zoom. 

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Conduct Research

Explore the resources at the Cornell Library.

Apply for funding to support summer research and travel. We offer grants for Cornell undergraduate and graduate students!