The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Jewish civilization and thought. The program explores the rich culture and historical experience of the Jewish people, their unique traditions, interactions with other cultures, and impact on world civilization. It draws on the academic excellence and expertise of faculty in many disciplines, including Comparative Literature, History, Political Science, Near Eastern Studies, Sociology and Studies in Religion.
Hebrew and biblical studies have been taught at the University of Michigan since the late nineteenth century. Judaic Studies was established in 1971 and was made an independent program in 1976. In 1988, it was renamed the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies in honor of the Frankels whose generous support, along with that of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit, allowed the Center to Expand its program and widen its range of activities.
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Last updated 12/23/99.