The University of Kansas Jewish Studies Program
KU Jewish Studies celebrates the Jewish experience with courses on the history, diversity, culture, religion, languages, thought, and practices of the Jewish people.
What we offer
There are many paths to becoming a scholar of Jewish Studies. Discover what is right for you. Explore our major and minor degrees.
Hebrew and Yiddish Language
Jewish Studies offers language courses in modern conversational Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Service Learning and Honors
Through community and campus partnerships, service learning provides students with community-engaged scholarship and civic engagement that fosters a commitment to participation for a diverse, just, and global society.
Through the Jewish Studies Program, KU students can take Jewish Studies courses abroad at any sponsored institution.
Among the oldest of academic interdisciplinary studies, dating back to the 19th century, Jewish Studies explores Judaism, the Jewish people, their culture, and their role shaping the human experience.
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the KU Jewish Studies Program offers several excellence-based and need-based scholarships for undergraduate students.
News & Events
Keep up with what's happening in Jewish Studies at KU!