The Jewish Studies Program at Duke University originated in the 1940s and was formally established in 1972. Today, the Center for Jewish Studies is an inter-departmental program that sponsors a wide variety of cultural events, offers educational programs, and fosters academic research and scholarly exchange of ideas.
- We offer a wide range of interdisciplinary courses – literature, language, history, culture, and more – that cover the ancient period to the modern era
- We provide a Certificate Program for undergraduates, enabling them to work closely with our internationally-renown faculty
- We partner with other departments and programs across Duke – including Religious Studies, History, German, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Graduate Program in Religion – to give students degree opportunities with Judaica concentrations
- We work closely with other organizations and groups across the area – such as the Freeman Center for Jewish Life, the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina, and Carolina Center for Jewish Studies – to share resources, provide learning opportunities, and promote Jewish culture