The Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce that we have changed our name to Jewish and Israel Studies Program.
The change took effect on January 1, 2014.
1) Educate students, faculty, and the DFW community about the religion, cultures, and historical experiences of the Jewish people.
2) Promote Jewish and Israel studies in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
3) Foster ties between UNT and Jewish institutions in the DFW area, throughout the United States, and in Israel.
4) Increase original scholarship by students and faculty on Jewish and Israel subjects.
UNT JISP is proud to offer seven scholarship programs to be awarded for the academic year 2014-2015 for undergraduate students minoring in Jewish and Israel Studies and for graduate students researching their thesis or dissertation in an area of Jewish and Israel Studies. Deadline to aplly: April 11, 2014. More information is available here.
"The following list represents an effort by an Association for Israel Studies to identify centers, institutes, study programs, endowed chairs, and faculty that focus on the academic study of modern Israel."
The UNT Jewish and Israel Studies Program is the only Jewish and Israel Studies program at a public university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. UNT is the largest university in the North Texas region, with more than 36,000 students and more Jewish students than all other Dallas-Fort Worth universities combined. Our program includes 48 courses on Jews and Judaism across seven of UNT's colleges taught by 28 faculty in 12 departments. 13 of the program's courses are on the state of Israel.
The Jewish and Israel Studies Program offers multiple scholarships from seven endowments and programs. We offers a minor in Jewish and Israel Studies and plans to establish a M.A. in Jewish and Israel Studies in the future. We also house a library of about 2,000 books and 300 films