Welcome to the Jewish Studies Program at Kent State University! The Jewish Studies Program at Kent State University was introduced in the fall of 1975 and has proudly served the students of KSU (Jewish and non-Jewish alike) with quality academics and interesting programs. We are completely committed to making JWST the premier program of its kind in Northeast Ohio.
We offer courses and activities that promote understanding of all aspects of Jewish life. Our Minor in Jewish Studies enables students enrolled in any major to become acquainted with the culture, language, literature, history, philosophy and religious customs of the Jewish people from antiquity to the present. Special events held throughout each semester, including lectures, films and art exhibitions, complement and enrich Jewish studies courses.