Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies (EWCJS) is dedicated to the teaching of Jewish history, religion, and culture. Faculty members from across the University teach courses that carry credit for the minor in Jewish Studies. Courses range over the following areas:

  • Jewish History
  • Religion and Literature
  • Jewish Thought and Philosophy
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Hebrew and Israel Studies

Our students benefit from small classes with dedicated teachers. We connect students with internships, offer awards and scholarships, support study abroad in Israel, and provide opportunities for independent research.

The EWCJS also serves as a Jewish cultural hub on campus, sponsoring lectures, film screenings, and musical events that are open to all students, staff, and faculty. For a calendar of events, please see our website.

Study Abroad

Students accepted to Boston University’s Haifa Israeli & Middle Eastern Studies Program, or another accredited academic institution in Israel, are encouraged to apply for financial support from the EWCJS. Preferential consideration will be given to Hebrew and Jewish Studies minors.