Rice University Program in Jewish Studies

A Message from the President

The study of Judaism and Jewish culture offers all of our students an opportunity to learn about important cultural, historical and religious traditions and experiences. In particular, the study of the Jewish diaspora experience will complement emerging strength at Rice in studying the experience of other groups dispersed across national borders, and how tradition and identity are preserved and absorbed as populations migrate. Our Jewish Studies program immerses students in this important story at a time when effective leadership demands understanding exactly this interplay among traditions and identity. We hope these additional opportunities will attract and nourish an ever more diverse community at Rice.

David W. Leebron,
President of Rice University