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About Us

The Jewish Studies Program was 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 the human heritage. Our goal is to ensure that the richness of Jewish culture and its impact on civilization are energetically presented to the Cornell community.

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. Please consider a donation to the program Current Use Gift Fund.


Affiliated departments and programs at Cornell

The following departments and programs are closely connected to Jewish studies through joint faculty members, cross-listed courses and collaborative events and projects.