The One-Year Jewish Studies Program has a requirement of 60 ECTS and is organized in two modules: Mandatory and Elective. The Mandatory module consists of the Israel excursion, independent study, individual project work, presentations, and workshops for a total of 25 ECTS.
The Elective module consists of one and two-week courses that run chronologically from Torah and Midrash, through Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Responsa Literature to Modern Jewish Philosophy and Literature. Students must complete a minimum of 35 ECTS credits from these electives.
The program starts in mid-August and finishes at the end of March. Studies are conducted five days a week, seven hours a day. The language of instruction is English.
In the 2023/2024 academic year the following courses are included in the Program:
1. Modern Hebrew- read more
2. Methodology of Talmud – read more
3. Parashat Hashavua – read more
Visiting scholar courses
The Elective module consists of one and two-week Visiting Scholar courses. Students must complete a minimum of 35 ECTS credits from these electives.
1. Studying the Hebrew Bible – read more
2. Judaism/Judaisms: An Introduction to Religious Jewish History from 586 BCE to 640 CE – read more
3. The Drama of Study: Textual Interpretation as Key to Jewish Culture – read more
4. Midrash and Aggada: Texts on Rabbinic Judaism – read more
5. The Jew in the Medieval World – read more
6. Transformation of Jewish Culture and Society in the Medieval Islamic World – read more
7. Harry C. Sigman Course in Jewish Law: From the Bible to the State of Israel – read more
8. Perspectives on the Jewish Calendar – read more
9. Environment and Judaism: From Ideas to Practice – read more
10. Movement between the Worlds in Rabbinic Literature – read more
11. Kabbalah and Its Place in Late Medieval and Early Modern Jewish Culture – read more
12. Jewish-Christian Relations Through the Ages: Conflicts and Convergences – read more
13. Medieval Jewish Philosophy in its Islamicated Contexts – read more
14. Ed Robin Course: The Jewish Enlightenment – read more
15. Introduction to Hasidism – read more
16. Contemporary Jewish Education – read more
17. Burton Kaplan Course in Modern Jewish Philosophy- read more
18. Modern Jewish Literature – read more
19. The ethos and performance of study in Jewish culture – read more
20. Yiddish culture – read more
The Israel study trip
A study trip to Israel is planned to be a part of the program. The time and scope of the trip is planned in conjunction with the National Library of Israel and Yad Vashem.