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.
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.
One of the world's top authories on the Holocaust visited the California school for a week in early October.
Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Numen Lumen Pavilion.
The symposium brought together Jewish Studies scholars who study questions involving wealth and poverty.