The Program in Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies at Rice is an interdisciplinary program that crosses traditional boundaries between disciplines and departments. The breadth of Jewish Studies allows students to enrich their major fields of study and contributes to the diversity of the university curriculum.
A Message from President David Leebron
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. Please enjoy a video featuring President Leebron discussing Jewish Studies by clicking on the following link: Jewish Studies adds another Dimension to Education at Rice University