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.
Special guests coming to Elon in March and April include Prof. Dan Asia (University of Arizona), Prof. Samuel Moyn (Columbia University), artist Diane Palley, and Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow. For information about their events, see the Jewish Studies Events page.
One film each will be screened in McEwen 011 at 7 p.m. both Wednesday nights.
Daniel Asia, a renowned professor of composition at the University of Arizona, comes to campus March 3-4 for programs sponsored by the Department of Music, the Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences and the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies Fund.
A dozen leading scholars of religious studies visited Elon on Nov. 17 for the inaugural Elon University Conference on Jewish-Christian Relations.
Students living in Elon's newest residential neighborhood met Nov. 5 to consider tough issues related to the Holocaust.