Violence and Non-Violence in Ancient Judaism Annual Levy Event: April 14-15, 2019
The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University

Judaic Studies Offers a B.A. Degree & a Minor

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 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.  

Why We Call Ourselves "The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies"

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.