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About Us

More than a degree in Jewish studies.

Develop a rich understanding of Jewish history and Jewish education. Be a part of a supportive and inspiring academic community built on mutual respect and intellectual curiosity.

At the Touro Graduate School of Jewish Studies, accomplished professors will lead you in seminar-style classes where you learn alongside students who share your enthusiasm and passion for grappling with texts and debating ideas.

Whichever campus you attend, you will find attentive faculty and true peers, a community of scholars.

Led by example

Since the school’s founding in 1981, Dean Michael Shmidman has embodied our dedication to serious academics and collegial cooperation. To this day, his door is always open to students.

United by values

Our student body is approximately 70 full- and part-time students. Given our small class sizes, each student receives ample personal attention and support from professors—many of whom are considered distinguished scholars in their fields. Students and professors share a passion for Jewish studies and scholarship.

Our uniquely collegial learning environment nurtures camaraderie and scholarship. Accredited by the Middle States Association, the school is committed to interdisciplinary learning and flexible, varied learning opportunities.

Graduates go on to become esteemed educators, scholars, administrators, leaders, and other learned members of the Jewish community.