Jews have lived and flourished over thousands of years in a variety of social contexts, stretching from the Land of Israel and the eastern Mediterranean to Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Concentrators will have the opportunity to study Jews in these contexts, getting to know their social structures, and what they have created. The subjects of study cover an astonishing range, including history and society, Jewish law and philosophy, and Jewish literature and ritual. Students will learn to unlock this wealth in both the ancient and the modern worlds through a number of academic disciplines - History, Religious Studies, and Literature. These also provide tools for studying and analyzing human societies and cultures in general, for which Jewish experiences provide an important perspective.
Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Columbia University, MS, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Flansburgh Architects
- Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, MA, Rabbinical School, Hebrew Letters
- Fulbright Fellowship (Israel)
- Associate Teacher, Success Academy Charter Schools
- Brown Alpert School of Medicine, MD
- JOIN for Justice Fellowship
- Education Fellow, Institute of Southern Jewish Life
- Intern, United Nations