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U of Antwerp – Institute for Jewish Studies

Welcome to the Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp.

The Institute focuses on the scientific study of Judaism from the various disciplines of cultural science, such as history, philology, literature studies, religious studies, jurisprudence, philosophy and sociology. The Institute is active in the fields of academic research, university education, and educational and scientific services.
Each academic year, more than twenty lectures by national and international specialists are on the agenda. These Thursday evening lectures are aimed at a wide audience and are freely accessible. The institute organizes language courses in Yiddish and contemporary Hebrew, and also has a Yiddish Reading Circle.
In addition, the Institute organizes scientific conferences, study days and workshops, often in collaboration with Belgian and international academic and cultural institutions.

The Institute is fully integrated into the University of Antwerp and is supported by the Ministry of Education of the Flemish Community. It was founded in the fall of 2001.