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.

New Web Courses in Judaic Studies

  • JST 3821: Building a Nation - The Challenges to and Accomplishments of the State of Israel
    Instructor: Ken Hanson | Credit hours: 3
  • JST 3402: Wanderings: The Jewish People in Dispersion
    Instructor: Ken Hanson | Credit hours: 3
  • JST 3125: The Book of Job
    Instructor: Ken Hanson | Credit hours: 3
  • JST 3450: Modern Jewish Experience
    Instructor: Julia Phillips Berger | Credit hours: 3
  • JST 3121: Classic Texts of Judaism
    Instructor: Julia Phillips Berger | Credit hours: 3

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Additional offerings include:

  • Modern Hebrew Language I and II
  • Conversational Israeli Hebrew
  • Literature of the Holocaust
  • American Jewish History



Zev Garber: "Teaching the Historical Jesus: A Teaching Lesson"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015; 12:00pm
Business Administration Building (BA1) Room 221

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Pelli Wins Judaica Bibliography Award

Moshe Pelli is the 2014 winner of the AJL Judaica Bibliography Award.

The Association of Jewish Libraries honored Pelli for his recent book The Journals of the Haskalah (Hebrew Englightenment) from 1820 to 1845, which includes monographs and annotated indices to eight Hebrew periodicals published in Holland, Galicia, Germany and Lithuania in the 19th century. [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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