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Academic Calendars

Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies

Calendars

Fall 2022 Academic Calendar
DAY/S OF THE WEEK DATE/S EVENT
Monday-Thursday April 25- September 1 Online Registration for Fall 2022 Semester. A late registration fee of $50 begins September 2
Wednesday August 24 First Day of Classes
Monday September 5 Labor Day, No Classes
Wednesday September 7 Last day to Add or Drop a Course without special permission. 
Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 100% tuition refund and no mark on academic record
Wednesday  September 7 Last day to submit work for Fall 2021 Incomplete Grades
Wednesday September 14 Written Comprehensive Exam for September 2022 MA Degree Candidates
Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 75% tuition refund
Monday September 19 Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 50% tuition refund
Wednesday

September 21

Last day to submit change of grades for incomplete grades earned in Fall 2021
Friday September 23 Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 25% tuition refund. Students will be subject to full tuition payment for classes dropped after this date
Monday

September 26

Mark of "W" begins for course withdrawal
Monday-Tuesday  September 26-27 Rosh Hashana, No Classes
Wednesday September 28 Tzom Gedaliah, No Classes
Thursday- Thursday Sept. 29-Oct. 6 All classes will take place remotely; October 4-5, Yom Kippur, No Classes
Thursday September 29 Follows a Monday schedule
Tuesday- Wednesday Oct. 4-5 Yom Kippur, No Classes
Thursday Oct.  6 Follows a Tuesday schedule
Friday- Wednesday  Oct. 7- Oct. 19 Sukkot Recess, No Classes
Thursday October 20 Classes Resume
Tuesday November 1 Last Day to File for Comprehensive Examination (with the Revel office) for January 2023 MA Degree to be taken on December 14. Last Day to File for January MA 2023 Degree with the Registar's office
Monday-Monday Nov. 7 - Jan. 23 Online Registration for Spring 2023 without a late fee
Thursday-Friday November 24-25 Thanksgiving Recess, No Classes
Saturday November 26 Bernard Revel Memorial Day, 2 Kislev
Friday December 2 Last Day to Drop a Course and without a "W" appearing on transcript.  Students are obligated to complete the work in any course not officially dropped by this date. Applications for spring 2023 admission to the MA program and for scholarships for that program (including all supporting documents) filed by this date will receive priority in the granting of financial aid. This also applies to scholarship applications from current MA students. Late applications will be considered
Wednesday December 14 Written Comprehensive Examination for January 2022 MA Degree Candidates
Monday-Tuesday December 19-20 Association for Jewish Studies Conference. Instructors may reschedule classes
Monday-Monday Dec. 19-Dec. 26 Hanukkah, Classes Meet
Thursday December 29 Last Day of Classes
Tuesday January 3

Fast of Tevet

Tuesday January 3 Last Day to apply for admission to the Doctoral Program for Fall 2023, including submission of supporting materials
Wednesday  January 11 All Fall 2022 grades are due
Thursday January 12 Harry Fischel Memorial Day, 19 Tevet
Tuesday January 13 Official Date of Graduation for January 2023

Spring 2022 Academic Calendar
DAY/S OF THE WEEK DATE/S EVENT
Mon-Mon Nov. 8 - Jan 30 Online Registration for Spring 2022. A late fee of $50 begins January 31. Program changes may not be made online after Februray 21
Friday December 31 Last Day to apply for admission to the Doctoral Program for Fall 2022, including submission of supporting materials
Monday January 24 First Day of Classes
Monday January 31 Official Date of January 2022 Graduation
Monday January 31 Last Day to Submit Work for Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 Incomplete Grades
Friday February 4

Last Day to Add or Drop a Class without special permission. Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 100% refund

Monday  February 7 Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 75% refund
Monday February 14 Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 50% refund
Monday  February 21 Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 25% refund and without a "W" appearing on transcript
Tuesday March 1 Last Day to File for May 2022 Degree with Registrar's office
Wednesday  March 16 Ta‘anit Esther, No Classes
Thursday March 17 Purim, No Classes
Wednesday March 23 Preferred date for applications to the Masters Program for Fall 2022 admission, including all supporting documents, by applicants and current students requesting scholarships and fellowships. Late applications will be considered, but priority in the granting of financial aid will be given to those who file by this date
Friday March 25 Last Day to File for Comprehensive Examination (in the Revel office) for May 2022 degree.
Thursday April 7 Last day to Drop a Course. Students are obligated to complete the work in any course not officially dropped by this date.
Tuesday April 12 Follows a Thursday schedule
Thursday - Sunday April 14 -24 Passover Recess, No Classes
Tuesday April 19 Rabbi Samuel Belkin and Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Memorial Day, 18 Nisan
Monday April 25 Classes Resume, following a Thursday schedule
Monday - Thursday April 25 - September 1 Online registration for Fall 2022 semester
Thursday May 5 Yom ha-‘Azma’ut , No Classes
Wednesday May 11 Written Comprehensive Examination for May 2022 MA Degree Candidates. 
Thursday May 19 Last Day of Classes
Thursday May 26 Commencement Exercises
Friday July 1 Last Day to File for September 2022 Degree with the Registrar’s office.
Friday July 1 Last Day to File for Comprehensive Examination (in the Revel office) for September 2022 Degree.

HARRY FISCHEL SCHOOL FOR HIGHER JEWISH STUDIES AT BERNARD REVEL GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JEWISH STUDIES

Revel is offering an online summer program this year.

Application and scholarship request forms are at www.yu.edu/revel/admissions

Please submit these by email to reveladmissions@yu.edu

Course registration will be done online. Please go to : https://www.yu.edu/revel/student-resources. Scroll down and click: Instructions for Web Registration.


SUMMER SESSION 2022

Classes for credit are open to qualified graduate and advanced undergraduate students in Jewish Studies and related fields at Yeshiva University and other academic institutions. (Appropriate documents must be filed in the Office of the Dean, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies). Students at Yeshiva University may take these courses toward fulfilling degree requirements. Students from other institutions may take the courses as transient students for possible transfer credit at their home institution. Qualified individuals who do not fit into these categories may register with permission of the Dean.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Classes meet
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday June 20-July 21

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 5-7


MONDAY April 18 -THURSDAY June 23



Online Registration

MONDAY, June 20

First day of classes

MONDAY, June 27

Late registration. Fee of $50 begins. Last day to add a course.

THURSDAY, June 30

 

 

Last day to drop with 100% tuition refund and with no mark on academic record.  Students will be subject to full tuition payment for classes dropped after this date.
 

Friday, July 1

Mark of "W" begins for course withdrawals.

Deadline to apply for the September 2022 MA comprehensive examination and register for Masters Research with the Revel office; Deadline to apply for the September 2022 degree with the Registrar's office

 TUESDAY, July 5 Last day to drop a course with a "W" mark on academic record. Students are obligated to complete the work in any course not officially dropped by this date.

THURSDAY, July 21

Last Day of Classes

MONDAY, August 15 Final grades for summer 2022 due

All classes 
 All classes will meet on Yeshiva University’s Zoom platform

For further information contact:
Office of the Dean
Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
Yeshiva University
500 West 185th Street, Furst Hall Third Floor
New York, NY 10033-3201
Email:
reveladmissions@yu.edu

SCHEDULE OF COURSES

Jewish Philosophy

JPH 6875
Self, Other, Text, God: Topics in 20th Century Jewish Thought CRN78422
Prof. Tamra Wright (St Benets's Hall, Oxford)
9:00-10:40 AM
This course focuses on a 'family' of 20th century European Jewish philosophers: Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas. We will explore the similarities and differences in these thinkers' understandings of selfhood, intersubjectivity, and the significance of Jewish sacred texts for contemporary Jews. We will also consider the extent to which the theological questions raised by the Shoah account for some of the profound differences between Levinas's thought and that of Rosenzweig, despite the former's assertion in Totality and Infinity that Rosenzweig's Star of Redemption was a work "too often present in this book to be cited".

Talmud

TAS 7554
Middle Persian Context of the Babylonian Talmud CRN 78423
Prof. Shana Schick (Shalem College)
11:00 am-12:40pm
This course explores the Babylonian Talmud as a product of the late antique Persian world. We will explore the social. literary, and cultural contexts of the Bavli, with particular interest in the status of women in rabbinic thought. The mainly peaceful Jewish experience under Persia will be contrasted with the more complex situation in Israel under Rome, highlighting ways that these very different cultural contexts contributed to make the Bavli the unique document that it is.


Jewish History
JHI 6484
Destruction of European Jewry 1944-1945 CRN 78421
Prof. Joshua Zimmerman
6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
The ideological roots of Nazi anti-Semitism, the breakdown of democratic institutions in Weimar Germany, Hitler's seizure of power, anti-Jewish policy and legislation in pre-WWII Germany, ghettoization in Nazi occupied Europe, and the conception and implementation of the Final Solution. The Judenrate, Jewish resistance, life in the ghettos and camps, and the reactions of the Allied governments and the churches to Nazi genocidal policies. Comparison of the fate of Jews in different countries.

Bible
BIB 6212
Genesis: Creation of the World CRN 78420
Prof. Aaron Koller
7:50-9:30 PM
A close reading of Genesis 1-3 in conjuction with rabbinic, medieval, and modern commentaries, focusing on the meaning of the text and the use of important grammatical tools. Biblical creation and cosmic history will be explored in its ancient Near Eastern context as well as the foundational role of cosmogonies in society.

 

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