SUPPORT THE PROGRAM IN JEWISH STUDIES
The Program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt is the academic center of the Jewish experience on campus. Through the support of alumni and friends, we are able to recruit and retain the best senior scholars and the brightest and most engaging young faculty in the field today. We are also able to provide a wide range of courses, such as “Contemporary Jewish Philosophy,” “Jewish Science Fiction,” “Jews and Muslims,” “Jews in the Classical Age,” “The Holocaust,” and “Jewish Law from the Bible to the State of Israel.” True to the interdisciplinary approach found at Vanderbilt, Jewish Studies courses are taught in the College of Arts and Science as well as the School of Divinity, the Graduate Department of Religion, the Law School, and elsewhere on campus. We also encourage our majors to study abroad in Israel and are working to expand our study abroad program to include all major Israeli universities with programs for overseas students.
The Program in Jewish Studies annually presents an active program of lectures, films, art exhibits, and other events designed to help keep Jewish issues at the forefront of academic discussion across Vanderbilt. All events are open to the public (see News and Events) and the community is invited and encouraged to attend.
In addition, through the gifts made by alumni and friends, the Program in Jewish Studies provides vital support for activities such as improving library holdings in Jewish Studies, increasing funding for student scholarships and study abroad in Israel, providing better support for faculty research and publication, creating new chaired professors in Jewish Studies, expanding the undergraduate and MA programs, and creating a PhD program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt. Thank you for helping us grow through your support.
Projects or activities that the department may use discretionary gifts to fund or support include:
Supporting students locally and for study abroad in Israel
Improving library holdings in the field
Supporting faculty research and publication
Helping to build a PhD program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt
HOW TO GIVE:
Alumni and friends’ participation is vital to the success of the Program in Jewish Studies. Your involvement and financial support are critical to the continuing success of the College and are indispensable to giving our students great tools for future achievement.
Please go to Ways to Give for giving options and a secure link to contribute via credit card.
Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
The College of Arts and Science
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-6014
110 21st Avenue South, Suite 1000
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 322-8119
Fax: (615) 322-7373