To engage, educate, and empower individuals and communities—locally, nationally, and internationally—through the academic and artistic exploration of Jewish cultures, thought, languages, and religious practices.
To be an inclusive community of learning in which students, scholars, artists, staff, and members of the public—from Colorado and across the globe—come together for collaborative, academic examination of Jewish cultures and histories, producing new knowledge and promoting dialogue, tolerance, and a commitment to social justice.
The Program in Jewish Studies, an interdisciplinary academic unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish Studies as well as minors in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Studies. The primary goal of the program is to explore Jewish culture, history, society, and thought while equipping students with a fluency in a number of the disciplines offered through the College of Arts & Sciences. The program also reflects the core goals of Colorado’s flagship university: to provide an outstanding liberal arts education, to foster critical thought, and to instill a keen appreciation of humanity’s interrelatedness and diversity.
With internationally acclaimed faculty engaged in cutting-edge research and opportunities to study with leading artists, scholars, and professionals working in the field of Jewish studies, the program offers an innovative and contemporary curriculum designed to provide a strong foundation in cultural education and to connect Jewish thought and text to action and people’s lives.