The curriculum for Basic Jewish Studies is divided into three primary components:
- Introductory Bible courses focus on textual and analytic skills combined with traditional Jewish philosophy and values. Courses include Personality Development in the Book of Genesis and Birth of a Nation: Introduction to the Book of Exodus.
- Introduction to Judaism and Jewish law courses allow students to
gain an overview of basic Jewish law, customs and culture, as well as
the values and philosophy they contain. Topics include Shabbat, Jewish
holidays, Kashrut and lifecycles.
- Introduction to Hebrew provides a primer on Hebrew language--conversational Hebrew as well as biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew--to deepen students' understanding of Jewish textual studies.