Jewish Studies at Northeastern
Jewish Studies at Northeastern is two-fold. There is the social option that is spearheaded by Hillel and there is the academic option where students can participate in coursework. The third option is doing both!
The Social Option
The social option, spearheaded by Hillel under the student administration’s Vice President for Religious Education brings educational events to campus to raise awareness within ourselves and in the Northeastern Community at-large.
Some Past Jewish Education Events:
- Rabbinic Intern from Hebrew College
- Discussion Groups on the Weekly Torah Portion
- Jewish Women’s Study Group
For Upcoming Jewish Education Events, please see Hillel’s Calendar!
The Academic Option
About the Program
The Jewish Studies Program provides students the opportunity to explore the history, culture, and religion of the Jewish people. An interdisciplinary program, it offers courses in a wide variety of areas, including Hebrew language, religion, philosophy, history, music, political science, and sociology. The Program offers regular scholarships andawards to outstanding students and sponsors frequent public lectures, performances, and exhibitions
Why Jewish Studies?
Because the key elements shaping the Jewish Studies experience- religion, ethnicity, history, nationality- are also essential to understanding our increasingly complex and diverse society, Jewish Studies is an ideal vantage point from which to learn about these phenomena. The Program introduces students not only to the theory behind these concepts but also to how they work in practice. Contrary to popular assumption, non-Jewish students make up the majority of Jewish Studies classes. Regardless of their background, all students learn quickly that the field provides them with tools and knowledge for a more critical and analytical understanding of the world around them.
The Jewish Studies Program Offers Several Exciting Tracks
For more information, please visit the Jewish Studies Portal.