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
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.