The Jewish Studies program at Muhlenberg college approaches the study of Jewish experience as inherently interdisciplinary. Our majors and minors take classes with faculty from the Departments of Religion Studies; History; Political Science; Theater & Dance; Languages, Literatures & Cultures and many others across the College.

Our program stresses the diversity within and among Jewish communities, the interaction between Jewish cultures and those of the surrounding world and the dynamism that characterizes the historical development of both modern and pre-modern Judaism.

Our courses introduce students to crucial debates within the field of Jewish Studies, and to the critical study of classical and contemporary Jewish texts.

Our students gain broad expertise in the areas of Jewish religion, literature, thought, language and experience. Above all, students are challenged to grow as readers, thinkers and writers, and they learn to develop and pursue their own intellectual interests, through both thoughtful teaching and opportunities for independent research.


Jessica Cooperman

Director of Jewish Studies
Address Muhlenberg College Jewish Studies Moyer 226 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104