The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies is devoted to teaching and original research in Judaic Studies from the Biblical to the modern periods. Faculty from around the world have created programs that are diverse and stimulating to the student body.
Founded in 1985 by a major endowment, the Center offers you an opportunity to choose from a rich array of exciting classes in six different areas: History, Yiddish, and Arabic, Bible, Holocaust Studies, Israel Studies, and more.
You may select one of two majors: Judaic Studies or Jewish education (an integrated, dual major in Elementary Education and Judaic Studies). Although course requirements may vary among majors, each program within the Center offers you:
At the Greenberg Center, you will excavate the Biblical past through texts and archaeology, debate Talmudic scholars, delve into Holocaust studies, master Yiddish or Hebrew or both, discover the beauty of teaching what you have learned, explore Jewish life in America--the opportunities are endless.
With two world renowned endowed professors and interaction with faculty from across the university, Greenberg Center majors are prepared for careers of lasting significance. Students receive "hands-on" experience in the work of museums and special collections at the Greenberg Center's Museum of Jewish Civilization. Careers in the work of curators, docents, archives and museum studies are exciting areas of evolving interests of students in Judaic Studies, archaeology, history, Holocaust and Genocide studies that our faculty mentor. The Greenberg Center's training at our field school in Israel in an archaeology lab, at excavations and in immersion classrooms of Hebrew and Arabic languages and cultures in Israel and elsewhere have prepared students for careers in politics, science, law, education and public service.
By studying the past, you will gain a better understanding of the present and be prepared to face the challenges of the future.