UCF Judaic Studies Program established 1984.For more than 25 years, the Judaic Studies Program at UCF has enhanced Judaic knowledge, scholarship, and awareness in Central Florida. The program offers an interdisciplinary Minor in Judaic Studies and a Certificate in Judaic Studies. Judaic Studies forms an essential component of the university curriculum because the roots of western culture, civilization, and major world religions lie in ancient Jewish thought and practice, as manifested in the Hebrew Bible and subsequent writings.

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Spring Courses in Judaic Studies

Spring 2016 Web Courses

  • JST 3510: Notable Women in Jewish History
    Instructor: J. Phillips-Berger | Credit hours: 3
  • JST 3149: Judaism and Jesus
    Instructor: K. Hanson | Credit hours: 3
  • JST 3450: Modern Jewish Experience
    Instructor: J. Berger | Credit hours: 3
  • JST 3401: Wanderings: Jewish People in Dispersion
    Instructor: K. Hanson | Credit hours: 3
  • JST3821: Israel: Start-Up Nation/Building A Nation
    Instructor: K. Hanson | Credit hours: 3

BooksSpring 2016 Other Courses

  • HBR 1120: Elementary Modern Hebrew Language and Culture I
    Tuesday & Thursday – 1:30-3:20, BA1 0206

    Instructor: S. Olshansky | Credit hours: 4
  • HBR 1121: Elementary Modern Hebrew Language and Culture II
    Tuesday & Thursday – 3:30-5:20, MSB 0406
    Instructor: S. Olshansky | Credit hours: 4


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Prof. Pelli Published A New Book

Journals of the Haskalah in Mid-Nineteenth Century

April 21, 2015

photoHehalutz (1852-1889); Bikurim (1864-1865): Professor Moshe Pelli, Director of UCF Judaic Studies and Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies, has just published his new book by the Hebrew University’s Magnes Press in Jerusalem. [Read More]


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Recent Faculty Publications

Moshe Pelli

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The Journals of the Haskalah 1820 to 1845, Monographs and Annotated Indices to Eight Hebrew Periodicals in Holland, Galicia, Germany and Lithuania, Magnes Press of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; 437 pp.; bibliography, index, English abstract, 2013 [Hebrew].

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