Center for Jewish Studies


The Center for Jewish Studies offers interdisciplinary courses in Jewish and Israel studies. All courses (required and elective) are counted toward the Certificate in Jewish and Israel Studies. The Center for Jewish Studies courses and workshops are taught by its core and affiliated faculty, as well as by distinguished visitors and scholars including film directors and internationally acclaimed writers and artists. The Center for Jewish Studies offers an innovative Hebrew program based on a unique model of incorporating language skills with cultural events, and all Hebrew courses are counted toward the Israeli track in the Certificate for Jewish and Israel Studies. In addition, the Center for Jewish Studies offers Wesleyan and the general community rich and innovative events and series linked to other departments, programs, and colleges at the University. Among them, the annual Contemporary Israeli Voices series in the fall, the annual Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival in the spring, the annual Samuel and Dorothy Frankel Memorial Lecture, and the annual Jeremy Zwelling Lecture. To be engaged with the larger Wesleyan community, the Center for Jewish Studies sponsors WESeminars, presented by its faculty.