“Judaism represents the roots of the collective tree from which the branches of countless faith communities have emerged throughout the millennia. Learning about others helps us to learn more about ourselves.”
– Rabbi Judy Schindler
Queens University of Charlotte offers a minor in Jewish studies which is housed in the Philosophy-Religion Department. With courses across disciplines and connected to our general education program, Jewish Studies at Queens examines Jewish identity, culture, and beliefs in a broad range of courses covering history, political science, international affairs, religion and theology, ethics, philosophy, sociology, pop culture and more.
Rabbi Judy Schindler, serving as Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, is currently teaching Holocaust in Film and Literature: Human Rights and Social Responsibility and a general education course on diversity and identity entitled “The Bible: Who’s In? Who’s Out?”
Courses for auditing, lectures and ‘lunch and learn’ sessions will be made available the broader Charlotte community.
Queens Celebrates a Permanent Home for Jewish Studies at Queens University with New Named Sklut Professorship
Thanks to the generosity of Lori and Eric Sklut, a $1 million endowed fund has been established for the Sklut Professorship in Jewish Studies at Queens University of Charlotte. Through this professorship, Queens will retain and attract distinguished faculty specializing in Jewish Studies. Rabbi Judy Schindler, associate professor of Jewish Studies at Queens, will be the inaugural holder of the professorship.