USC’s Jewish Studies program is run by the Jerome H. Louchheim School for Judaic Studies at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, our institutional partner just down the street. USC students registering for Jewish studies classes do so through the regular USC registration process, and they receive regular course credit and degrees from USC.
HUC is home to one of the country’s largest libraries of Jewish Studies books and periodicals and attracts some of the most renowned faculty members in Jewish thought, literature, rabbinics, history, biblical studies, linguistics, sociology, and Hebrew language. USC has maintained a special relationship with HUC for many years, involving several joint graduate programs and this unique undergraduate program in Jewish studies.
The Louchheim School for Judaic Studies has 11 full-time faculty members and maintains partnerships with several USC institutes and departments through the Jewish Studies Collaboration. The current director of the Louchheim School is Dr. Leah Hochman. Carol Sofer is departmental coordinator.
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