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

Fall 2015 web courses

  • JST 3930: ST: Great Minds in Jewish History
    Instructor: J. Phillips-Berger | Credit hours: 3
  • JST 3701: History of the Holocaust
    Instructor: K. Hanson | Credit hours: 3
  • JST 3005: Tenets of Judaism
    Instructor: J. Berger | Credit hours: 3
  • JST 3401: Jewish People in Antiquity
    Instructor: K. Hanson | Credit hours: 3
  • JST3126: Romantic Love in the Bible
    Instructor: K. Hanson | Credit hours: 3

BooksFall 2015 other courses

  • JST 3803: The Israeli Experience in Short Stories
    Tuesday & Thursday – 10:30-11:45, BA1 0206
    Instructor: M. Pelli | Credit hours: 3
  • HBR 1120: Elementary Modern Hebrew Language and Culture I
    Tuesday & Thursday – 1:30-3:20, BA1 0206
    Instructor: S. Olshansky | Credit hours: 3
  • HBR 1121: Elementary Modern Hebrew Language and Culture II
    Tuesday & Thursday – 3:30-5:20, BA1 0206
    Instructor: S. Olshansky | Credit hours: 3
  • HBR 2200: Intermediate Modern Hebrew I
    Tuesday & Thursday – 9:00-10:15, BA1 0206
    Instructor: S. Olshansky | Credit hours: 3

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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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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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