2022-2023 University Catalog 
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2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jewish Studies

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Professors Cushing, Kepnes, A.S. Nakhimovsky
Senior Lecturers Guez, Stahlberg
Visiting Assistant Professor Blackshear

Advisory Committee Cushing, Dauber (Director), Guez, Kepnes, A.S. Nakhimovsky, Nemes, Stahlberg

The Jewish Studies Program at Colgate encompasses a wide range of studies in Jewish religion, history, politics, and arts. In recognition of the complex interaction between religion and culture in Jewish life and the diversity of Jewish historical experience, the program in Jewish studies at Colgate is necessarily interdisciplinary. The Jewish studies minor makes use of faculty and course offerings in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and university studies, and encourages students to explore their particular interests, be they religious, literary, or political.

The Saperstein Jewish Center

The Saperstein Jewish Center was dedicated in 1993 as a campus home for Jewish studies, as well as for Jewish religious and secular life. The center houses a Jewish book, music, and film library, as well as computer facilities. All students and faculty are encouraged to make use of these resources.

Extended Study

The Program offers two extended study courses:

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The Jewish Studies Award — awarded by the program to an outstanding student of Jewish studies for continuing study in the field.


The courses listed below are offered by the JWST program. As an interdisciplinary program, select courses from other departments/programs may also count toward the JWST minor requirements. Use the minor link below to find other courses that count toward these requirements. 

Majors and Minors



      Jewish Studies

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