The Jewish Studies program enables students to take courses in a number of disciplines, including history, international relations, language, religion, culture, and literature. A 15-credit interdisciplinary minor is available to interested students.

Jewish Studies (JST) courses are listed and described under Course Descriptions. See the Jewish Studies minor plan for links to descriptions of other courses that contribute to the program.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Studies program director:

Rabbi Moshe Plotkin
Office: SH 244
Phone: (845) 257-3992

JST205. The Jewish Experience. 3 Credits.

The social, ethnic and spiritual dimensions of the Jewish people and Jewish civilization approached though topics of the Jewish calendar and festival cycle, life-cycle, diet, dress, Jewish theology, worship and sacred literature; and, anti-Semitism.


  • Liberal Arts
May not be repeated for credit

JST393. JST Selected Topic. 1-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.


  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May be repeated for credit