About the Program

What can you do in 1845 hours? Play 1230 football matches, watch 3690 episodes of a TV series, run nearly 620 marathons. Or you could learn three languages (each of which has a distinct alphabet), travel from the deserts of the ancient Middle East to modern Israel and explore Jewish literature (or at least start by defining what it is).

What’s in it for you?

Did you know that according to Jewish tradition, God created the world in Hebrew and that Adam and Eve also spoke Hebrew in paradise? The Jewish Studies program in Wrocław not only can teach you one of the oldest languages known to humankind, but it is also the only place in Europe where you can learn both Yiddish and Ladino. In addition, you will learn about Jewish culture, history, and literature, Polish-Jewish relations, Judaism, philosophy and Jewish mysticism, music, film and theater, and many other things.

Who is our Program for?

Above all, the program is designed for people who are curious about the world around them! You can choose Jewish studies as a major, but it can also be your minor. A student friendly class schedule and our welcoming and open-minded staff members will help you coordinate Jewish studies classes with your other university course work or your job.

Why choose our Program?

Our lecturers are specialists in their fields, who teach with genuine passion. They are not afraid of difficult questions, and they enjoy discussions. Our students benefit from the Department’s extensive links with numerous research and teaching centers in Poland and abroad. We offer our students a scholarship program that includes financial aid and semesters spent abroad as part of the Erasmus Plus program. The “Sznirele Perele” student society affiliated with the program helps our students develop their interests and participate in a wide range of projects in Poland and abroad.

New!

As of the 2017/18 academic year, we are offering a new track for cultural educators in the broadest sense of the word, including Jewish issues and intercultural dialogue. This new program was created in cooperation with the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw, where internships and study visits will be held. Alongside our core curriculum offer in languages, religion, history, culture, Jewish heritage in Poland and in the world, Polish-Jewish relations, socio-cultural activities, non-governmental organizations, anti-discrimination education, this new study program includes an additional block of subjects for the acquisition of pedagogical and educational qualifications and competences in a widely understood field of educational activity.

What next?

Are you wondering what you can do with a degree in Jewish studies? Our graduates work in cultural institutions, non-governmental organizations, schools, diplomatic institutions, and even in the police! You can listen to their stories here.

So if you have 1845 hours free and you want to put them to good use, sign up for Jewish studies in Wrocław!