Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies at Elon University

The Jewish Studies program at Elon explores the historical and contemporary experience of the Jewish people.  Jewish Studies courses consider Jewish history, language and literature and the diversity of Jewish religious, cultural, philosophical, and political traditions. These courses help students to understand the distinctive ideas and practices of the Jewish people, the ways in which Jewish ideas have influenced and have been influenced by other civilizations, the conditions under which Jews have been the victims of persecution, and the significance of the establishment of the State of Israel in the 20th century. The program encourages the study of Hebrew at Elon, and it offers a range of study abroad and internship opportunities.
 

Meet Jewish Studies Students from the Class of 2014

Meet Jewish Studies Students from the Class of 2013

 

Department News

Geoffrey Claussen publishes on Jewish Studies pedagogy

Claussen's article is included in the summer 2014 issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies (Purdue University Press).

Jewish artist Diane Palley to present and lead workshop at Elon - April 24

The world-renowned artist will share her work in the Numen Lumen Pavilion on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Rebecca Joseph named new director of Elon Hillel

An ordained rabbi and founder of an award-winning seasonal and organic kosher catering company in San Francisco, Joseph comes to Elon University with deep experience in community building and fostering multi-faith leadership.

Honoring the innocent, one name at a time

Elon University students, faculty and staff took part Monday in the "Reading of the Names," a daylong effort on the front steps of Moseley Center that marked the start of Holocaust Remembrance Week on campus.

Holocaust survivor Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow to speak at Elon - April 28

Major General Sidney Shachnow will be speaking at Elon University to mark the conclusion of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.