Jewish Studies

Are you fascinated with the Hebrew or Yiddish languages, the history of the State of Israel, the Jewish people, and Judaism? Do you want to pursue your calling through the study of language, spirituality, and literature? Are you excited by the thought of acquiring a first-hand understanding of texts dating from antiquity until today or by exploring historical and religious artifacts? How about the study of modern Jewish history and contemporary Jewish communities around the world? Majoring in Jewish Studies within the Department of Humanities will expose you to many facets of Jewish culture from literature, language, history and religion to music, art and contemporary social questions. You can further expand your understanding and appreciation of contemporary Jewish issues by studying in Israel through the department’s exchange program. Much more than the pursuit of a mere course of study, majoring in Jewish Studies can open paths to many careers and many captivating futures.

Career Options in Jewish Studies

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Jewish Studies degree than others.

  • Author
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Archivist
  • Industrial Relations Consultant
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Blogger
  • International Aid Worker
  • Politician
  • Community Coordinator
  • International Development
  • Director
  • Publisher
  • Cultural Consultant
  • Interpreter
  • Professor
  • Diplomat
  • Jewish Community Worker
  • Project Manager
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Lawyer
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Event Planner
  • Legal Aid Worker
  • Rabbi
  • Executive Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Researcher
  • Foreign Business Consultant
  • Linguist
  • Retail Strategist
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Social Program Director
  • Historian
  • Marketing Director
  • Speech Writer
  • Historical Site Guide
  • Market Researcher
  • Translator

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.