A pioneer and trailblazer, the Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University has long established itself as one of the premier Jewish Studies programs in the world.
One of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive programs of its kind, the Borns Jewish Studies Program ignites a passion in students that lasts a lifetime. Inspired by a class, or a professor, or a study abroad experience, our students yearn to make a difference in the world and in their Jewish communities. From our world-renowned faculty, they gain deep knowledge of the Jewish world—and the skills to question and employ what they have learned. Our more than 850 alumni have gone on to become rabbis and cantors, leaders in Jewish community organizations, and teachers and university faculty. They also hold countless other vital roles in government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations.
Since its founding more than 40 years ago, the Borns Jewish Studies Program has attained international stature. Yet there is still much to accomplish. More than ever in these unpredictable times, we need the thoughtful leadership, wise scholarship, and diverse perspectives of those who study and teach in the Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University. With the launch of For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign, together we will ensure that the Borns Jewish Studies Program’s singular purpose and strengths continue to educate and nurture future generations of leaders in Jewish communities and beyond.