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Jewish Studies Concentration

Are you interested in interfaith dialogue? Have you been intrigued by a synagogue visit or celebrated a Jewish holiday? By concentrating in Jewish studies, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Jewish faith from the time of Abraham to the time of Jesus, and about the development of that faith into its modern Jewish expressions. But the Jewish studies concentration is not just the study of Jewish religion—it is the study of the Jewish people, and of the diversity of that culture and peoplehood. 

The Jewish studies concentration is part of the Biblical Studies major.

Why study Jewish studies at Gordon?

At Gordon, textbook studies come to life. We are situated on the North Shore of Boston, home to over 35,000 Jewish people. Our unique relationship with the North Shore Jewish community will enable you to supplement your coursework with personal interactions with our Jewish neighbors, whether through weekly attendance at a local synagogue or by volunteering at a local Jewish community center. 

What careers can I pursue?

The Jewish studies concentration exists to enrich your biblical studies major by deepening your understanding of Jewish beliefs, traditions, practices and commitments. Biblical studies graduates serve in a variety of vocations, including:

  • Medical field worker
  • Professor or teacher
  • Missionary
  • Pastor or church ministry staff
  • Nonprofit employee or relief worker
  • Lawyer
  • Youth ministry worker

Learn more about jobs and internships ➔

Go the extra mile!

You can study the Bible on site by participating in one of our Jerusalem University College programs—including a three-week field study in Israel or a semester-long study abroad experience at the Jerusalem University College

Through our partnership with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary down the street, you can take up to eight credits in upper-level language courses or in other relevant areas of study alongside your courses at Gordon.

You also have the option of doing a two-credit internship within the local Jewish community by volunteering at a Jewish community center, working at the Holocaust Center Boston North, or assisting with Jewish Family & Children’s Services.

Global Opportunities

Enrich your biblical education—and more broadly, your liberal arts education—by studying abroad:


For more information, contact:

Dr. Sharon Ketcham
Department Chair

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