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Jewish Academics

Jewish Studies. Wake Forest University offers several Jewish studies related courses in a number of disciplines, and as part of the interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Minor.

Religion Department & The Divinity School. The Religion Department and the Divinity School offer courses in the Hebrew Bible and Comparative Judaism courses, with additional courses being planned for the future. They also offer Biblical Hebrew, which meets the language requirement for Wake Forest students.

Humanities. History,German Studies, English, Political Science and the American Ethnic Studies Departments as well the Humanities Institute offer courses in American Jewish Culture, American Jewish Literature, a survey of Jewish history, Ancient Israel and courses on the Middle East.

Guest Lecturers and Discussions. Wake Forest currently has a faculty exchange program with the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has hosted several of its distinguished faculty who have lectured on Israel, the Holocaust, Education and Science. Wake Forest has also hosted distinguished Jewish Studies faculty from other institutions who have lectured on Anti-Semitism, Jewish identity and other subjects.

Jewish Life Department. Staff from the Jewish Life and Chaplains Office offer informal classes on prayer,  on Torah, and on Judaism.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and are given opportunities to learn one on one.

Jewish Faculty. Wake Forest has numerous Jewish faculty throughout its various schools. Students and faculty have opportunities to mingle at all Hillel events including Faculty-Student mixers.

Wake Forest boasts a graduate population of approximately 2,500 students.  WFU Hillel welcomes all graduate students to our events.