The Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Program in Judaic Studies promotes literacy and scholarly knowledge about Judaism and Jewish history in their diverse cultural expressions from antiquity to the present. We are scholars, teachers, and students aimed at exploring the fundamentals of Judaic studies as an interdisciplinary academic field with a variety of methodologies. We are the only Judaic studies program in the Intermountain West.
We offer many opportunities for C of I students. We offer a full range of courses and academic programs devoted to the exploration of the history, religion, and cultural traditions of the Jewish people. Our 15-credit (5 course) Peak-Minor in Judaic Studies will be open next fall to all of our students.
The Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Program in Judaic Studies has been established thanks to the generosity of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and other private donors along with grants funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.