About the Faculty of Jewish Studies

The Faculty of Jewish Studies at Bar-Ilan University is the largest of its kind in the academic world. It offers about 1,500 courses and programs taught by a faculty of 300 members and is divided into 10 departments, a Center for Basic Jewish Studies, 21 16 research institutes and centers, and 28 25 chairs.

About 1,800 students are enrolled in the Faculty, studying for BA, MA, and PhD degrees. An additional 1,500 BA students majoring in other subjects supplement their studies with Jewish Studies programs and courses. In addition, 16,000 students from all university faculties study at the Schulman Center for Basic Jewish Studies. The Faculty has its own central library as well as separate departmental libraries, a multimedia laboratory, a computer room, and a language laboratory.