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For Students

The Jewish Studies Program provides a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach to the study of Jews and their cultures — a subject unified by a history of some three millennia. This historical experience is marked by a rich diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, and gender roles; class formation, political status and affiliation, and geography; languages, literature, and other forms of expression; and religious beliefs and practice. Majors who intend to spend the junior year abroad in Israel are advised to begin with study of Hebrew in the freshman year.

Courses and Requirements

Academic requirements and courses are available in the Vassar College Catalogue.


Correlate Sequence in Jewish Studies

Approved Courses