Courses

Students take 8 Judaic studies class per semester, and each is worth 1 or 2 university credits. Additionally, students must take a minimum of 10 general studies credits per semester, but may take more if schedule permits.*

Tentative Course Listings for the 2023-24 Academic Year

Men’s Judaic Beginners Track

Course Teacher Syllabus Course number Credits
Introduction to Jewish Experience Meir Balofsky fall & spring 07-940-02, 07-950-03 1
Topics in Torah Rabbi Eli Menaged fall | spring 07-935-02, 07-945-03 1
Talmud: Aggada Rabbi Ari Kahn fall | spring 02-371-81, 02-372-81 2
Topics in Halacha Rabbi Eli Menaged fall | spring 07-941-02, 07-951-03 1
Topics in Rambam Rabbi Yitzie Klapper fall | spring 07-937-02, 07-947-03 1
Transitional Figures in Jewish History Meir Balofsky fall & spring 07-939-02, 07-949-03 1
Topics in Talmud Rabbi Akiva Weiss fall | spring 1
Pirkei Avot Rabbi Yitzie Klapper fall | spring 1

Men’s Judaic Advanced Track

Course Teacher Syllabus Course number Credits
Contemporary Halacha Issues: Law & Ethics Rabbi Ari Kahn fall | spring 02-367-81, 02-368-81 2
Literary Approach to the Bible Dr. Zvi Shimon fall | spring 01-002-80, 01-010-80 2
Midrash: The World of the Sages Rabbi Ari Kahn fall  spring 02-499-80, 02-500-80 2
Talmud: Aggada Rabbi Ari Kahn fall | spring 02-371-80, 02-372-80 2
Topics in Halacha Rabbi Eli Menaged fall | spring 07-941-02, 07-951-03 1
Topics in Rambam Rabbi Yitzie Klapper fall | spring 07-936-02, 07-946-03 1
Topics in Talmud Rabbi Akiva Weiss fall | spring 1
Pirkei Avot Rabbi Yitzie Klapper fall | spring 1

Women’s Judaic Beginners Track

Course Teacher Syllabus Course number Credits
Foundations of Judaism Dr. Chana Tannenbaum fall | spring 05-453-80, 05-453-81 1
Introduction to Jewish Experience Meir Balofsky fall | spring 07-940-02, 07-950-03 1
Pirkei Avot Rabbi Yitzie Klapper fall | spring 05-216-80, 05-2216-80 1
Survey of Biblical Literature Dr. Chana Tannenbaum fall | spring 05-123-80, 05-023-80 1
Talmud: Aggada Rabbi Ari Kahn fallspring 02-371-80, 02-372-81 2
Topics in Halacha Rabbi Eli Menaged fall | spring 05-287-80, 05-288-80 1
Women in Jewish Law Mrs. Miriam Schwartz fall | spring 05-241-80, 05-242-80 1
Topics in Torah Rabbi Eli Menaged fall | spring 05-9935-80, 05-9945-80 1

Women’s Judaic Advanced Track

Course Teacher Syllabus Course number Credits
Contemporary Halacha Issues Rabbi Ari Kahn fall  spring 02-367-81, 02-368-81 2
Literary Approach to the Bible Dr. Zvi Shimon fall | spring 01-002-80 , 01-010-80 2
Survey of Biblical Literature Dr. Chana Tannenbaum fall | spring 05-165-80, 05-065-80 1
Survey of Biblical Women Dr. Chana Tannenbaum fall | spring 05-305-8, 05-306-81 1
Talmud Aggada Rabbi Ari Kahn fallspring 02-371-81, 02-372-81 2
Talmud: Midrash, World of the Sages Rabbi Ari Kahn fall | spring 02-499-80, 02-500-80 2
Topics in Halacha Rabbi Eli Menaged fall | spring 05-287-80, 05-288-80 1
Women in Jewish Law Mrs. Miriam Schwartz fall | spring 05-242-05, 05-241-05 1

Co-Ed General Studies

Course Teacher Syllabus Course number Credits
Arab-Israeli Conflict Dr. David Leitner/Shaun Sacks fall 2
Biology Dr. F. Shalit fall | spring 80-055-01, 80-056-01 3
Biology Lab Gabe Faber fall | spring 80-057-01, 80-058-01 1
Calculus Dr. Daniella Shnaps fall 88-731-01/02 3
English Composition Dr. Chani Hadad fall 37-098-01, 37-098-02 3
English Literature/Critical Writing Dr. Chani Hadad spring 37-091-01, 37-091-02 3
Finance Dr. K. Mishel fall | spring 66-251-80, 66-253-80 3
Hasidic Stories Dr. Rafi Shuchat fall | spring 2
Introduction to Jewish Mysticism Dr. Rafi Shuchat fall 2
Introduction to Politics Dr. David Leitner fall | spring 3
Jewish Identity and Leadership Prof. Adam Ferziger fall & spring 04-669-80, 04-670-80 3
Leadership, Strategy, & Politics Dr. David Leitner spring 3
Principles of Business Management Natalie Menaged fall 66-027-01 3
Principles of Marketing Natalie Menaged spring 66-024-01 3
Psychology Dr. Neil Bauer fall | spring 60-008-01, 60-009-01 2
Rebbe Nahman of Breslov Dr. Rafi Shuchat fall 2
Ulpan: Beginners Galit Rieder fall | spring 06-045-*01, 06-046-01 1
Ulpan: Hebrew Language, Level Aleph Tzili Alon fall | spring 06-025-01 | 06-035-01 2
Ulpan: Hebrew Language, Level Bet Janet Ben-Harush fall | spring 06-026-01, 06-036-01 2
Ulpan: Hebrew Language, Level Gimmel Dr. Ruth Bitan–Cohen fall | spring 06-023-01, 06-024-01 2
Ulpan: Talmud Rabbi Ari Kahn fall | spring

* Courses listed are for current academic year. Courses are subject to change each year, based on teacher availability, program size, and demand. There are additional courses given in English in the university, which may be available to students with proper prerequisites.

2022-23 Syllabi

2021-22 Syllabi

2020-21 Syllabi

2019-20 Syllabi

2018-19 Syllabi

2017-18 Syllabi