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 2021/2022 academic year the following courses are included in the Program:

Year-long courses

1. Modern Hebrewread more

2. Methodology of Talmudread more

3. Parashat Hashavuaread 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 Bibleread more

2. Studying the Inter-Testamental Literature and the Midrashread more

3. Jewish Culture in the Middle Ages – read more

4. Harry C. Sigman Course in Jewish Law: From the Bible to the State of Israel read more

5. Gender and sexuality in Jewish Historyread more

6. The transformation of Jewish Culture and Society in the Medieval Islamic World read more

7. Kabbalah and Its Place in Late Medieval and Early Modern Jewish Cultureread more

8. Introduction to Jewish-Christian Relations: From Sour Grapes to Sacramentread more

9. Medieval Jewish Philosophy in its Islamicate contexts read more

10. Jewish Perspectives on the Calendarread more

11. TBD read more

12. The Jewish Enlightenmentread more

13. Burton Kaplan Course in Modern Jewish Philosophyread more

14. Talmudic Stories read more

15. Modern Hebrew Literatureread more

16. TBDread more


The Israel study trip

A study trip to Israel is included in the program. The trip takes place at the beginning of January and is mandatory in the Program.

Israel Study Trip Part I: Yad Vashem Seminarread more

Israel Study Trip Part II: The National Library of Israel Seminarread more