About the Program
The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program is dedicated to the study of Jewish history, literature, language, politics and religion. Offering an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor, the program provides students with the opportunity to explore more than three millennia of Jewish culture and civilization, from biblical to contemporary times. With core faculty members in history, the Humanities Center, German and Romance languages and literatures, philosophy, and political science, the program spans a broad array of humanities and social science disciplines, serving as an excellent complement to any major and providing indispensable intellectual training for those interested in the study of cultures and civilizations in which Jews and Judaism play an important role, such as Christianity, Islam, or modernity.
The program sponsors visiting professors and awards undergraduate travel funds and graduate fellowships, and it provides opportunities for students, faculty, and the general public to participate in a wide range of lectures, conferences, and other special events.
The first page of Tractate Brakhot, the first book of the Talmud.