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Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies

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Fall 2023 Academic Calendar

All entries are subject to updates

DAY/S OF THE WEEK DATE/S EVENT
Monday-Thursday April 24- September 7 Online Registration for Fall 2023 Semester. A late registration fee of $50 begins September 8
Monday August 28 First Day of Classes
Monday September 4 Labor Day, No Classes
Wednesday September 6 Follows a Monday schedule
Wednesday September 13 Last day to Add  a Course without special permission. 
Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 100% tuition refund and no W mark on academic record
Wednesday  September 13 Written Comprehensive Exam for September 2023 MA Degree Candidates
Wednesday  September 13 Last day to submit work for Spring and Summer 2023 Incomplete Grades
Saturday-Sunday September 16-17 Rosh Hashana
Monday September 18 Tzom Gedaliah, No Classes
Wednesday September 20 Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 75% tuition refund and with no W mark on academic record
Monday September 25 Yom Kippur, No Classes
Tuesday September 26 Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 50% tuition refund and with no W mark on academic record
Tuesday - Thursday Sept. 26- Sept. 28 All classes will take place remotely
Wednesday September 27 Follows a Monday schedule
Thursday

September 28

Last day to submit change of grades for incomplete grades earned in Fall 2022. Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 25% tuition refund and with no W mark on academic record. Students will be subject to full tuition payment for classes dropped after this date.
Friday- Monday 

Sept. 29 - Oct. 9

Sukkot Recess, No Classes
Tuesday October 10 Classes Resume
Tuesday October 10 Mark of "W" begins for course withdrawal. Undergraduate students, please follow the undergraduate academic calendar rules.
Wednesday November 1 Last Day to File for Comprehensive Examination (with the Revel office) for January 2024 MA Degree to be taken on December 20. Last Day to File for January MA 2024 Degree with the Registar's office
Monday-Tuesday Nov.6 - Jan. 23 Online Registration for Spring 2024 without a late fee
Wednesday November 15 Bernard Revel Memorial Day, 2 Kislev
Monday November 20 Last Day to Drop a Course with a "W" appearing on transcript.  Students are obligated to complete the work in any course not officially dropped by this date. Applications for spring 2024 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. Late applications will be considered.
Tuesday November 21 Follows a Friday schedule
Thursday- Friday November 23-24 Thanksgiving Recess, No Classes
Friday - Friday Dec. 8- Dec. 15 Hanukkah, Classes Meet
Tuesday  Dec. 12 Follows a Friday schedule
Wednesday December 20 Written Comprehensive Examination for January 2024 MA Degree Candidates
Thursday December 21 Final Thursday Class
Friday

December 22

Fast of Tevet
Monday December 25 No classes
Thursday December 28 Follows a Monday schedule
Thursday  December 28 Last Day of Classes
Sunday December 31 Harry Fischel Memorial Day, 19 Tevet
Tuesday January 2 Last Day to apply for admission to the Doctoral Program for Fall 2024, including submission of supporting materials
Thursday  January 25 All Fall 2023 grades are due
Wednesday January 31 Official Date of Graduation for January 2024

Spring 2024 Academic Calendar

All entries are subject to updates

DAY/S OF THE WEEK DATE/S EVENT
Mon-Tues Nov. 6 - Jan 23 Online Registration for Spring 2024. A late fee of $50 begins January 31. 
Tuesday January 2 Last Day to apply for admission to the Doctoral Program for Fall 2024, including submission of supporting materials
Thursday January 18 First Day of Classes
Friday January 26 Last Day to Submit Work for Fall 2023 Incomplete Grades
Wednesday January 31 Official Date of January 2024 Graduation
Wednesday January 31

Last Day to Add a course without special permission. Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 100% refund and with no W mark on academic record.

Wednesday February 7 Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 75% refund and with no W mark on academic record.
Wednesday February 14 Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 50% refund and with no W mark on academic record.
Wednesday  February 21 Last day to withdraw and drop a course with 25% tuition refund and with no W mark on academic record. Students will be subject to full tuition payment for classes dropped after this date. 
Thursday February 22 Mark of "W" begins for course withdrawals
Friday March 1 Last Day to File for May 2024 Degree with the Registrar's office
Thursday  March 21 Ta‘anit Esther, No Classes
Sunday March 24 Purim, No Classes
Wednesday March 27 Preferred date for applications to the Masters Program for Fall 2024 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.
Wednesday March 27 Last Day to drop a course with a "W" appearing on transcript. Students are obligated to complete the work in any course not officially dropped by this date.
Friday March 29 Last Day to File for Comprehensive Examination for May 2024 degree.
Monday- Thursday April 8-June 20 Online registration for Summer 2024 semester
Monday - Thursday April 15- August 29 Online registration for Fall 2024 semester
Friday- Wednesday Apr. 19 - May 1 Passover Recess, No Classes
Friday April 26 Rabbi Samuel Belkin and Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Memorial Day, 18 Nisan
Thursday May 2 Classes Resume
Wednesday May 8 Written Comprehensive Examination for May 2024 MA Degree Candidates.
Thursday May 9 Undergraduate study day, No classes
Tuesday May 14 Yom ha-‘Azma’ut, No Classes
Mon. Tues. Thurs. May 13, 15, 16 Last Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Classes (Wednesday 5/15 follows a Tuesday Schedule)
Tuesday May 21 Last Wednesday Class
Wednesday May 29 Commencement Exercises
Monday July 1 Last Day to File for September 2024 Degree with the Registrar’s office.
Monday July 1 Last Day to File for Comprehensive Examination (in the Revel office) for September 2024 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 2023

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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday June 20-22

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday June 26-July 20

MONDAY April 17 -THURSDAY June 22

Online Registration

TUESDAY, June 20

First day of classes

MONDAY, June 26

Late registration. Last day to add a course.

THURSDAY, June 29

 

 

Last day to drop a course without its appearing on record. Last day to withdraw from a course with 100% tuition refund. Students will be subject to full tuition payment for classes dropped after this date.
 

Friday, June 30

Mark of "W" begins for course withdrawals.

Deadline to apply for the September 2023 MA comprehensive examination and register for Masters Research with the Revel office; Deadline to apply for the September 2023 degree with the Registrar's office

MONDAY, July 3 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 20

Last Day of Classes. Last day to complete & submit work for Spring 2023 incomplete work

MONDAY, August 21 Final grades for summer 2023 due
Friday, September 29 Degree conferral date

*All entries are subject to updates

 

SCHEDULE OF COURSES

Courses that are starred (*) do not require Hebrew

9:00 am - 10:40 am Dr. Debra Kaplan (Bar Ilan University)

JHI 6391 Print Culture and the Jewish World (CRN 80482)

What is a Jewish book? Books read by Jews encompassed a wide range of text, and the  content and materiality of these texts changed over time. In this course we will focus on the early modern period, when the printing press first developed, and the tremendous impact that this new "print culture" had on Jewish life, learning, and communities. Topics include the shift from manuscript to print, the printing of the Talmud, male and female literacy, new religious and vernacular texts, censorship, life in the print shop, translation, Christian Hebraism, and the development of an "international" Jewish community of readers.

11:00am-12:40 pm Dr. Shana Schick (Bar Ilan University)

TAS 5804 Talmud Yerushalmi and Bavli - Development and Methodology (CRN 80484)

This course is devoted to the relationship between the Talmuds Yerushalmi and Bavli as discussed in modern scholarship. Through critical analyses of several parallel sugyot, we will explore how the Bavli reworks Yerushalmi sources, to what extent the Talmud Yerushalmi was available to the Babylonian Sages, and how material from each locale was incorporated in the other Talmud. We will also uncover how the two talmuds differ in terms of terminology, methodology, and jurisprudence and consider the source for these differences, including the role of the Bavli's redactors as well as the divergent cultural contexts of Greco-Roman Palestine and Sasanian Iran.

6:00 pm - 7:40 pm Dr. Shalom Holtz

BIB 7720 Book of Amos (CRN 80480)

A study of the Book of Amos that introduces students to modern historical and philological methods of biblical exegesis. Class discussions will focus on reading and interpreting the text itself, as well as on important broader topics that emerge from secondary literature.

7:50pm-9:30 pm Dr. Alexander Green (SUNY University at Buffalo)

JPH 6205* Visions of the Just Society in Medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic Philosophy (CRN 80483)

Medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic philosophers often interpreted their sacred texts as guidebooks for how to create the ideal society. In doing so, they each strove to delineate the nature of justice and how their particular religious law best serves to achieve it. Yet one must ask: how can their spiritual vision be brought into the real world, and would it even be desirable to do so? We will consider both the arguments for and against bringing together religion and politics, ending with Spinoza's case for the division of philosophy, religion and politics.

9:00 am- 10:40 am Dr. Joseph Angel

BIB 5201* Beginners Biblical Hebrew I (CRN 80479)

This course introduces students to Standard Biblical Hebrew (SBH) and lays the foundation for direct study of the Hebrew Bible. Working systematically through a textbook, students are introduced to the alphabet and vowel system and to the basic elements of the language, grammar, and vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible. By the end of the course, students will have studied numerous samples of biblical texts and be able to read, analyze and understand a number of biblical narrative passages.

6:00pm-8:30pm Dr. Joshua Zimmerman

JHI 6425* Polish Jewry Since 1939 (CRN 80758)

This course traces the history of the Jews in Poland from the eve of World War II down to the present day. Examining the voluminous secondary and primary sources on Polish Jewry during the Holocaust and its aftermath, we study chronically the history of Polish Jewry since 1939, from the Shoah and the attempts to reestablish Jewish communal life after 1945, to Jewish renewal in post-communist Poland, from 1989 to the present.

 

 

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
 

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