Jewish Studies (Z018)

Graduate Certificate Program
College: Arts and Humanities


The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies is one of the leading centers for Jewish Studies in the United States, boasting an internationally recognized faculty, an excellent and growing Jewish Studies library collection, and especially rich library, archive, and museum resources in the greater Washington area. If you are considering graduate work in Jewish Studies the following information may be useful to you.

The Jewish Studies Program offers a Graduate Certificate and a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies. 


The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies
4141 Susquehanna Hall
4200 Lehigh Road
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.4975
Fax: 301.405.8232


Courses: JWST

In order to be eligible for the Jewish Studies Certificate Program a student must be accepted into or currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program at the University of Maryland. Please contact the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies for more information.

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents March 12, 2025 November 6, 2024

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Last Name First/Middle Name Graduate Faculty Status Academic Credentials Positions
Borrut Antoine Full Member PhD, La Sorbonne, 2007 Associate Professor, History
Affiliate Associate Professor, Jewish Studies
Cooperman Bernard Dov Full Member B.A., University of Toronto, 1968; M.A., Brandeis University, 1969; M.A., Harvard University, 1972; Ph.D., 1976. Associate Professor, History
Associate Professor, Jewish Studies
Grossman Maxine Full Member A.B., Duke University, 1990; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2000. Associate Professor, Jewish Studies
Affiliate Associate Professor, Women's Studies
Hazkani Shay Full Member Ph.D., History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies,, New York University M.A., Arab Studies, Georgetown University B.A., Middle Eastern History, Tel Aviv University Associate Professor, History
Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies
Igel Regina Full Member M.A., State University of Iowa, 1969; Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1973. Professor, Spanish Language and Literature
Professor Emerita, Spanish Language and Literature
Affiliate Professor, Jewish Studies
Karpman Avital Full Member B.A., University of Winnipeg, 2002 Ph.D. York University, 2007 Associate Clinical Professor, Jewish Studies
Lapin Hayim Full Member B.A., Columbia University, 1986; B.A., Jewish Theological Seminary, 1987; M.A.,1987; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1994. Professor, History
Professor, Jewish Studies
Mahalel Adi Adjunct Member M.A., Columbia University, 2010; M.Phil., Columbia University, 2011. B.A., University of Haifa, 2007. Visiting Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies
Manekin Charles H. Full Member B.A., Yale University, 1975; M.A.,Columbia University, 1979; Ph.D., 1984. Chair, Jewish Studies
Professor, Jewish Studies
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
Manekin Rachel Full Member B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Israel, 1982; M.A., University of Maryland - College Park, 1992; Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Israel, 2001. Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies
Rozenblit Marsha L. Full Member B.A.,Barnard College, 1971; M.A., Columbia University, 1974; Ph.D., 1980. Professor, History
Professor, Jewish Studies
Saltzman Ilai Full BA, Hebrew University, 2003, PhD, University of Haifa, 2010. Assistant Research Professor, Jewish Studies
Schine Rachel Full Member Assistant Professor, History
Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies
Sosnowski Saul Full Member B.A., University of Scranton, 1967; M.A.,University of Virginia, 1968; Ph.D., 1970. Professor, Spanish Language and Literature
Affiliate Professor, Jewish Studies
Suriano Matthew Full Member BA. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 1993. Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles. 2008. Associate Professor, Jewish Studies
Telhami Shibley Full Member B.A.,City University of New York-Queens College, 1974; M.A.,Graduate Theological Union, 1978; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley,1986. Professor, Government and Politics
Affiliate Professor, Jewish Studies
Wien Peter Full Member DPhil, Universität Bonn, 2003 Professor, History
Affiliate Associate Professor, Jewish Studies
Zakim Eric S. Full Member B.A., Oberlin College, 1982; M.A. University of California-Berkeley, 1989; Ph.D., 1996. Associate Professor, Jewish Studies
Associate Professor, Comparative Literature
Zilfi Madeline C. Full Member B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1964; M.A.,University of Chicago, 1971; Ph.D., 1976. Affiliate Professor, Jewish Studies