Jewish Studies : Overview

Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
712 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026

Phone: 716.645.0757
Web Address:
Richard A. Cohen
Aaron Hughes
Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies


Jewish Studies provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive view of the historical and intellectual development of Jewish life. The courses explore the thought, history, and cultures of Jews, in addition to examining Judaism as a living and dynamic religion. Since Jews have lived in various cultures, both historically and in the present, students will develop important interdisciplinary skills for examining both Jews and the larger cultures in which they have lived in the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary worlds.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:30 EST