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Explore Jewish Studies

Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Program in Jewish Studies at UK. Our top-notch faculty are excited to meet and work with you!    If you are interested in exploring the minor or signing up for a class this semester, feel free to reach out to Director and Zantker Professor, Dr. Sheila Jelen. We regularly offer courses in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino languages; Holocaust history, memory, and representation; Jewish culture, history, and civilization.  

Anyone can minor in Jewish Studies, and anyone who officially declares, pursues, and makes good progress toward the minor is eligible to apply to become a Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Scholar.  Among other mentoring and benefits, our selected JHFE Scholars receive $4000 a year in scholarship funds.

Students interested in Studying Abroad, might want to apply for the Zolondek Travel Awards.

We offer a number of public lectures and events every year, to keep abreast of them, "Like us" on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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