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Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies

Welcome to the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies 

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Explore Jewish Studies

Academic Programs

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Our academic programs explore a wide range of topics and approaches. Investigate history, literature, politics, religion and language across time and geography. Learn about Jews, the State of Israel, Hebrew and the ancient Middle East. We don’t shy away from difficult subjects and all students are welcome!


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The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies is one of the leading centers for Jewish Studies in the United States, boasting an internationally recognized faculty, an excellent and growing Jewish Studies library collection, and especially rich collection of publications, archive, and museum resources in the greater Washington area.


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Students work closely with our distinguished faculty to gain a broad understanding of the Jewish experience and its culture and history.


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The Meyerhoff Center offers extensive resources for students, faculty, and members of the community.

University of Maryland's Jewish Studies degree combines a liberal arts education with practical career skills that last a lifetime.

Students examine Jewish history, literature, culture, language and religion at one of the largest and most respected Jewish studies programs in the country. The interdisciplinary nature of Jewish studies exposes students to many aspects of the humanities and social sciences. You’ll analyze texts, read critically, and argue persuasively in speech and in writing—qualities crucial for any career or advanced academic work.

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Meyerhoff Center Resources

The Meyerhoff Center offers extensive resources for students, faculty, and members of the community.

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