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MA program
Jewish Studies



Why study International Masters in Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel?

Divided into three chronological cohorts, our International Master’s 1-year program in Jewish Studies offers a unique combination of Judaic Studies incorporating Biblical and Talmudic Studies, alongside Jewish History, Philosophy, and Mysticism.

Program highlights

Our program aims to:

  • Provide students a methodological basis for engaging in Jewish Studies, with emphasis on the relations between local and global Jewish cultures throughout history.

  • Offer students versatile academic perspectives and abilities to address questions, problems, challenges, and dilemmas in the field of Jewish Studies.

  • Combining theoretical knowledge with educational field trips to Israel’s key historical sites.

  • Expose students to a variety of firsthand historical sources from Biblical to early Modern Judaism.

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Megan Eslamboly, California

The International Jewish studies master's program at the University of Haifa is helping me understand the complex history that created my multicultural roots and heritage."

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Frederik Zaluchu, Indonesia

"As a youth pastor, I need to study where the Bible was written and understand its content from a Jewish perspective. The profound knowledge I'm learning in the International Jewish studies program will help me develop my preaching career."



Situated in the city of Haifa on the top of the Mount Carmel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, the University of Haifa provides an ideal setting for your Study Abroad and Master's  Studies experience in Israel.  The University of Haifa was founded in 1972 with a primary mission of the pursuit of excellence in academic research and high quality education. We believe that scientific breakthroughs require unconventional approaches that embrace creative and critical thinking. The University of Haifa invests vast resources in research that crosses disciplines and fields to create new "clouds of knowledge" that are compatible with the dynamic environment of the 21st century.

Under that belief, we at the University of Haifa International School offer 18 English-language Master's programs in a variety of disciplines. Our international students enjoy an unique study experience comprised of academic excellence, innovation and an inspiring mosaic of cultures, all designed to  equip students with the skills they need to succeed in their respective fields, and engender success in a highly competitive global market.

Join the International School at the University of Haifa and discover new interests and people, expand your knowledge base, and explore new cultures in an atmosphere of academic excellence, diversity and innovation.


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