Martin Perlmutter, Director
Joshua Shanes, Associate Director
About the Program
The goal of the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program Jewish Studies major is to enable students to understand the diversity and complexity of the Jewish experience. Students will acquire a sophisticated understanding of the historical, religious, philosophical, literary, sociological, and linguistic components that constitute the Jewish experience, as well as an armory of interpretative and analytical skills that can be applied within and across a broad range of disciplines. The program includes the Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies, the Pearlstine Center for Southern Jewish Culture, and each year hosts a distinguished faculty member to occupy the Arnold Visiting Chair. The Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center is home to a small Judaica library, faculty offices, lounges and meeting facilities that foster academic, cultural and social aspects of Jewish Studies and Jewish student life. The College’s Addlestone library houses the Jewish Heritage Collection, world-class archives on southern Jewish history and culture that offers research resources of exceptional depth to students and scholars.