Jewish Studies (JWST)

Jewish Studies (JWST)

Location

Location

  • Leacock Building
  • 855 Sherbrooke Street West, 7th floor
  • Montreal QC H3A 2T7
  • Telephone: 514-398-2844
  • Fax: 514-398-7476
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/jewishstudies

About Jewish Studies

About Jewish Studies

The Department of Jewish Studies, established in 1968, offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Judaica. It includes:

  • a selection of courses that will enable students not taking a concentration in Jewish Studies to broaden their knowledge of Jewish history and culture;
  • elementary, intermediate, and advanced courses in Jewish languages – Hebrew, Yiddish, and Aramaic. In the case of the first two, this includes attention to both spoken idiom and written texts;
  • specialized courses in the various disciplines that comprise Jewish Studies for students who have specific academic interests;
  • a minor concentration for students who wish to add competence in Jewish Studies to their major field of study;
  • a comprehensive major concentration, and an honours program culminating in advanced seminars and tutorials for students contemplating careers in the various fields of Judaica. The Honours program in Jewish Studies will give students the necessary linguistic, textual, and bibliographical knowledge to enable them to pursue graduate work in Jewish Studies.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (disclaimer)

Jewish Studies Faculty

Jewish Studies Faculty

Chair and Graduate Program Director
Yael Halevi-Wise
Undergraduate Program Director
Eric Caplan
Professors
David Aberbach; B.A.(Univ. Coll., Lond.), M.Litt., Ph.D.(Oxf.)
Carlos Fraenkel; M.A., Ph.D.(Free Univ., Berlin) (joint appt. with Philosophy) (James McGill Professor)
Gershon Hundert; B.A.(Col.), M.A.(Ohio St.), Ph.D.(Col.) (Leanor Segal Professor of Jewish Studies) (joint appt. with History and Classical Studies)
B. Barry Levy; B.A., M.A., B.R.E.(Yeshiva), Ph.D.(NYU)
Associate Professors
Eric Caplan; B.A.(Tor.), M.A.(Hebrew), Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Integrated Studies in Education)
Yael Halevi-Wise; B.A.(Hebrew), M.A.(G'town), Ph.D.(Princ.) (joint appt. with English)
Lawrence Kaplan; B.A.(Yeshiva), M.A., Ph.D.(Harv.)
Assistant Professor
Christopher Silver; B.A.(Calif., Berk.), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.-LA) (Segal Family Assistant Professor of Jewish History and Culture)
Lecturers
Lea Fima; B.Ed.(Beit Berl), M.A.(McG.)
Esther Frank; B.A., M.A.(McG.)
Yuri Vedenyapin; B.A.(Harv.), Ph.D.(Col.)
Adjunct Professor
Ruth Wisse; M.A.(Col.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Daniel Kupfert Heller; B.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Stan.)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Jewish Studies (18 credits)

In order to permit students flexibility within their chosen area, all courses in the Jewish Studies Concentrations are placed into the category "Complementary Courses". There is no language requirement for this minor concentration. This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Jewish Studies.

For more information, see Minor Concentration Jewish Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Jewish Studies (36 credits)

In order to permit students flexibility within their chosen area, all courses in the Jewish Studies concentrations are placed into the category "Complementary Courses".

For more information, see Major Concentration Jewish Studies (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Jewish Studies (60 credits)

Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.00 in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

For more information, see Honours Jewish Studies (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Jewish Studies (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs".  ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component Jewish Studies (36 credits).

Jewish Studies (JWST) Related Programs

Jewish Studies (JWST) Related Programs

Jewish Teacher Training Program

Jewish Teacher Training Program

Established in 1973 in the Faculty of Education in conjunction with the Department of Jewish Studies, this program prepares students to teach at the elementary and secondary school levels.

Students are encouraged to acquire a strong general background in Bible, Jewish liturgy, traditions, and history, prior to registering in the program. Students lacking the ability to teach in Hebrew should consider spending a term at an Israeli university.

Further information can be obtained by:

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Arts—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (disclaimer)