The Jewish Studies Program at Georgia State is designed to introduce students to the history, experiences, practices, and intellectual development of Jewish communities around the world, with particular attention to Jewish communities' complex encounters with the modern world. Courses are offered by affiliate faculty with appointments in various departments throughout the College of Arts and Sciences. As a result, individual students can take courses that speak to their own particular interests and backgrounds. Courses range from the introductory to advanced levels. In addition, through the Middle East Institute, the Jewish Studies Program offers both Biblical and Modern Hebrew (see the Middle East Institute website for specific information).
In addition to course offerings, the Jewish studies program sponsors formal lectures by prominent experts on issues in contemporary Jewish life, informed "Brown Bag" events by GSU faculty, and cultural events.
For questions, please contact Professor Kathryn McClymond, Director, Program in Jewish Studies, 404-413-6119, kmcclymond(at)gsu.edu.
The Jewish Studies Program at Georgia State University offers warm congratulations to Dr. Marni Davis (History), who has received an Honorable Mention for the Jordan Schnitzer 2012 Book Award in Modern Jewish History. This recognition is for her recent book, Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (NYU Press, 2012). For further information see the following link to the official announcement: http://www.ajsnet.org/srecipients12.htm.