About Jewish Studies at LMU

Jewish Studies is a young program that has seen enormous growth. From the beginning, the Program sought to create a robust curriculum that would enhance and enlarge LMU’s course offerings, feeding student interest in Judaism through a structure of courses and related programs. As the amount and kinds of courses have grown, the programming has broadened to include the annual Fischmann Family Lecture, Kristallnacht Commemoration, and Interfaith Forum. Through these programs and more, Jewish Studies brings to campus internationally acclaimed figures in Jewish life and letters, such as Elie Wiesel, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Ambassador Michael Oren, Ruth Kluger, Maxim Shrayer, Laurie Levenson, Thane Rosenbaum and others. Community members are welcome to audit Jewish Studies courses, including our summer immersion courses in Israel and Poland.