From the Director

Announcing Internship Opportunities for Jewish Studies Students

January 18, 2018

Part of our reimagining of Jewish Studies at Maryland involves increased communal engagement. To that end, I welcome students--of whatever background or major--interested in working on the not-for-profit Jewish communal sector to consider JWST 386 this Spring.

If you want more information check out or contact Sara Boston at You may also wish to contact Kate Juhl with the Career Center through their website:

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
4116 Susquehanna Hall (SQH)
This talk will explore the intersections between transgender identity and religious tradition by demonstrating what it means to read the Bible from a...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
The Merril Room | 2120 Francis Scott Key Hall
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