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.

For information about the minor, you can view this flyer.

Spring Courses in Judaic Studies


Legal residents of Florida aged 60 or older can take any of these classes without payment. This can be arranged through Kent Woodford, in the UCF Registrar's Office 407-823-5148, kent.woodford@ucf.edu.

Anyone wanting further information about UCF's Judaic Studies Program can contact its director Dr. Kenneth Hanson at 407-823-5039 or our program administrator Jeff Golub at 407-823-5129.

Area Studies Events

Karen Adamopoulos Presents "From Yesterday to Tomorrow"

Wednesday, November 15, 2017; 10:30am - 11:45am

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September 29 2017

photoThree scholars, namely Zev Garber, Lev Hakak, and Shmuel Katz have recently undertaken to edit a jubilee volume (Festschrift) in honor of Moshe Pelli, authority on the Hebrew Haskalah (the Jewish Enlightenment), as well as longtime Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Judaic Studies and the Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies at University of Central Florida. [Read More]

October 14 2016

photoProfessor Moshe Pelli, former director of the 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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Moshe Pelli, Kochvei Yitzhak, The Journal of the Haskalah in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1845–1873), Monographs and Annotated Indices, Magnes Press of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; 629 pp.; 2016.

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