Established in 1992, our mission is to serve as the intellectual heart of Jewish Studies in Louisiana, cultivating knowledge about Jewish cultures, religion, literature, history, and identity both within the academy and within the community. Jewish and non-Jewish students and faculty at LSU want to know about Judaism and Jewish contributions to civilization; this program works to satisfy that curiosity and to broaden understanding in the following ways:
For more information about the direction of Jewish Studies at LSU, please see our Strategic Plan.
To graduate with a minor in Jewish studies, students must complete 15 hours of electives, including a minimum of six hours at the 3000-level or above. Electives must be chosen from at least two disciplines, such as Religious Studies, English, Hebrew, History, or Anthropology.
Come see award-winning Israeli Filmmaker and critic, Dr. Rami Kimchi discuss and screen his film, Cinema Egypt on April 16th, at 4:00, in Howe / Russel E130! The event is free and open to the public.