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Earn a B.A. degree or a minor in Judaic Studies, and build a deeper understanding and engagement with our diverse and interconnected world. Choose from a wide range of courses in literature, arts, culture, history and theology.

MAY 19 Son of Saul Screening

MAY 19 Son of Saul Screening
The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies invites you to the screening of the film Son of Saul at 5th Avenue Cinema hosted by the Judaic Studies Student Club and the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Youth.

JST 407 | Jews and Comics

JST 407 | Jews and Comics
This course offers a wide sampling of Jewish creativity in comics, cartoons, illustration, and graphic novels and discusses the relationship between American Jews and the superhero genre; comics and modern Jewish literature; and Jewish comic artists working in France and Israel.
Welcome! The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies offers a B.A. degree and a minor. Through this interdisciplinary field, our students and faculty contribute to the intellectual dynamism of the metropolitan Portland State University campus.

Judaic Studies explores a global civilization and its fascinating journey through history from antiquity and the medieval world to modern-day Europe, Israel, America and beyond. We engage students of all backgrounds through a rich and flexible curriculum, and serve the greater Portland area through a range of community partnerships and events.

An undergraduate Major Degree in Judaic Studies is now available. Please use this website to learn about our course offerings in Judaic Studies and Hebrew language, upcoming lectures and symposia, Major and Minor degrees, and participating facultyWe also recently welcomed the Pacific Northwest's only professor of Israel StudiesWe encourage you to join our quarterly email newsletter list, which announces Portland area courses, lectures, films, and events of interest.  

We are called "The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies," and we bear that name proudly. The Schnitzer name symbolizes a family's firm and ongoing commitment to our program, as well as to Portland State University, greater Portland and the region at large. With the support of the Harold Schnitzer family, our program has experienced tremendous growth, both in our student population and that of our donors.