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 Jewish communities, 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 Our Students

Department News

Article by Geoffrey Claussen republished in new ethics collection

Claussen’s article is included in Virtue Ethics, edited by Tom Angier (Routledge, 2018).

Claussen publishes article on war and humility

Religious Studies Professor Geoffrey Claussen's new article appears in the journal Interreligious Studies and Interreligious Theology.

Claussen publishes translation of 19th century Jewish text

Religious Studies Professor Geoffrey Claussen's new translation appears in a volume published by Brandeis University Press.

Elon University to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12

Thursday’s events include a conversation with two local Holocaust survivors and a film screening, a Ceremony of Remembrance, Reading of the Names, and Remembrance and Resistance - Theatrical Readings and a Discussion.

Claussen publishes on Eastern European Jewish moral education

Religious Studies Professor Geoffrey Claussen's new article appears in the journal Polin.