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

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Department News

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.

Jazz, Klezmer and son cubano? The performance of 'Hatuey: Memory of Fire'

Spanish Instructor Quiqui Lang Hilgartner in the World Languages and Cultures Department tries her hand at versifying opera.

Tournées French Film Festival at Elon concludes

On Sunday, March 5, Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the closing of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!

Tournées French Film Festival opens at Elon

On Sunday, Feb., Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the opening of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!

 

Claussen publishes chapter on 'The Kaddish, the Allegory of the Cave, and the Golden Calf'

Religious Studies Professor Geoffrey Claussen's chapter was published in Kaddish, edited by David Birnbaum and Martin S. Cohen