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 2019/2020 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. Introduction to Talmudread more

4. Jewish Culture in Medieval periodread more

5. Perspectives on the Jewish Calendarread more

6. Cultures of the Jewsread more

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

8. Harry C. Sigman Course in Jewish Law: The Birth and Development of Jewish Law – read more

9. Medieval Jewish Philosophy – read more

10. “O People of the Book”: The Relationship between Islam and Judaism as seen through Classical Sources read more

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

12. Gabriel Urwitz Course in Modern Jewish History: From Messianism to Nationalism: Major Trends in Jewish Culture, 1666-1914read more

13. Burton Kaplan Course in Modern Jewish Philosophy – read more

14. Midrashic Hermeneutics: the Case of the Mekhiltaread more

15. The Oedipal Figure in Modern Hebrew Literature: A Historical Introductionread more

16. The Jewish Enlightenmentread more

17. Jews and Words: A Secular, Cultural Perspectiveread 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