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Hebrew and Jewish Studies

The Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies allows students to explore Judaism and the Jewish people with a view to understanding the diversity and complexity of Jewish history, texts, thought, sociology, fine arts, and more. This 24-credit certificate recognizes student achievement in courses that are cross-disciplinary in nature but which have thematic coherence in the area of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Students may apply credits toward this certificate which count towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The certificate is also a requirement for students enrolled in the concurrent Jewish Teacher Education Program offered jointly between the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.
Certificate Category:General

Offered by:The Centre for Jewish Studies

Why choose this certificate?
  • Explore Judaism and the Jewish people with a view to understanding the human situation in its diversity and complexity.

  • Strengthen your Hebrew language skills.

Certificate Requirements
 Get detailed information  on certificate requirements to enter and graduate from this program.

(This information is to be used in conjunction with the University undergraduate calendar, which in all cases is the final authority).
Additional Information:
Fast Fact:Dozens of courses attract hundreds of York students every year across the university in the diverse fields that comprise Jewish Studies.

Careers:Teacher, Rabbi,

Sample Courses:The Jewish Experience; Symbiosis and Rejection; The Final Solution: Perspectives on the Holocaust; Sex and Violence in the Hebrew Bible; and Contemporary Jewish Life in North America

Contact:Professor and Certificate Coordinator,
Eric Lawee,,
(416)736-2100 x 77395.

Related Undergraduate Programs
 Jewish Studies


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