About the Program


The Jewish Studies Program was created by a vote of the faculty in 1997. We are located in Reed Hall, 15 North College Street. The Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College includes faculty members who are among the most highly respected scholars and teachers in the field. Their research and course offerings encompass a wide range, including biblical studies, rabbinics, medieval Jewish philosophy and mysticism, and modern Jewish history, thought, and literatures. Our classes are highly popular and are cross-listed with a range of departments, including History, Religion, Women’s and Gender Studies, Government, among others. 

Dartmouth has a long and noble position within the field of Jewish Studies, with distinguished faculty, including Jacob Neusner, Steven Katz, and Arthur Hertzberg, and distinguished visiting faculty, including Elliot Wolfson, Sidra Ezrahi, Jonathan Boyarin, Grace Paley, Jonathan Karp, among many others. Other visiting professors have come from Israel, Germany, and the United Kingdom, including Benny Morris, Jonathan Frankel, Bryan Cheyette, Orly Lubin, Hila Blum, Hartmut Lehmann, Ruth Kark, Sibylle Quack, Andreas Gotzmann, Christina von Braun, and Christian Wiese. 

The Jewish Studies Program also has an active lecture series that has brought leading figures in the field to campus, including Seyla Benhabib, David Kertzer, Benedict Anderson, Martin Jay, Gideon Freudenthal, Michael Marrus, Christopher Browning, Jeffrey Herf, Anson Rabinbach, Götz Aly, Antony Polonsky, Berel Lang, Morris Dickstein, Hannan Hever, Griselda Pollock, Gideon Libson, David Berger, Leon Sheleff, Samuel Kassow, Tova Rosen, Gerhard Weinbeg, among many other distinguished figures.