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.
 

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Department News

Elon prepares to celebrate Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah begins Sept. 20. Elon students plan to lead prayer services and join in community meals

 

Claussen's book prompts roundtable of essays in The Journal of Jewish Ethics

The essays were published in response to Associate Professor of Religious Studies Geoffrey Claussen's recent book, "Sharing the Burden."

Elon Jewish Studies faculty to attend N.C. Jewish Studies Consortium meeting

Faculty members will attend the keynote lecture by Professor Cheryl Lynn of Trinity College. 

Elon University Hillel announces staffing changes

Staff expands to serve growing Jewish student body

Holocaust survivor Zev Harel: 'Do all you can to be as good as you can be'

Harel, a professor emeritus at Cleveland State University, inspires audience at Elon University.