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Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg (HfJS)
About the University
The Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg is a point of dynamic scholarly discussion that incorporates all facets of Jewish religion, history, cultures, and societies. While the proximity to the historical heritage of Ashkenaz provides decisive impetus for both academic and religious work at the HfJS, its interest invariably extends beyond to all areas of geography and chronology as to consider Jewish cultures at large: in the past and present; within a self-reliant Judaism; within the Diaspora; and likewise within the land of Israel.
The Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg opens its doors to all students and scholars—regardless of their respective origins and creeds. It also undertakes a dual track, which is demonstrated by the mere layout of the HfJS itself: The scientific Albert Einstein Library is situated, albeit with seminar rooms between them, in juxtaposition to the corresponding house of learning, the Beth Midrash. Here within the same institution, the learning of religious foundational texts of Judaism with the campus Rabbi meets the study and scientific discourse among members and academic staff. Equipped with a kosher cafeteria, the HfJS furthermore caters to the needs of its members for nourishment and a relaxing social atmosphere.
The interplay between internal and external perspectives allows the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg to hone its view on religion, history, culture, and society. It is, after all, the teachers and graduates who will refine our knowledge of Jewish history and theology. As a center of excellence unique in its field to Europe, the HfJS distinctly enables diverse resources and future prospects both within and outside of the Jewish communities of Europe.
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Winter Semester 2020/2021
Summer Semester 2021
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1 Programs open for application
Master of Arts
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