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Through Stern College for Women’s Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies, we offer our women students at Stern College or Sy Syms School of Business the country's largest and most diverse undergraduate Jewish studies program for women and provide valuable training in rigorous thought, exposure to research methods and opportunities for independent work. For those who are new to Hebrew language and textual study and aspire to attain a broad-based Jewish philosophical and text-based education, the two-year Mechinah Pathways for women within the Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies provides a comprehensive introduction to this field. Over four semesters, students receive a comprehensive introduction to Jewish studies through stimulating and intellectually challenging classes, teachers and extracurricular program.

The program brings together students from across North America and around the globe. Women participate in inspirational Shabbat celebrations and enjoy hospitality in the homes of mentors, teachers and community leaders. Students also visit sites of Jewish and general interest in New York, one of the world's great centers of Jewish life.