Undergraduate Studies

The Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University, offers a three-year B.A. program in Hebrew minor and Jewish Studies. Students coming from other specializations also have the possibility to study Hebrew as a third foreign language. The curriculum comprises intensive courses of Hebrew Language, Yiddish Language, Jewish Culture and Civilization, Cultural Trends in Judaism, History of the Jewish Literature, Yiddish Literature and Culture, Jewish Writers in the Diaspora, History of the Hebrew Religious Book, Romanian Jewish Writers.

Description of the B.A. Hebrew minor and Jewish Studies program here.

Details about admission to the program here.

Graduate Studies

The Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University, offers a two-year M.A. program in Jewish Studies. The curriculum comprises courses of General History of the Jews, History of the Jews in Romania, Jewish Philosophy and Thought, Jewish Culture and Civilization, Hebrew Language, Yiddish Language, Yiddish Literature and Press in Romania, History of the Hebrew Religious Book, Memory and History, Jewish Writers in the Diaspora, Religion and the Conflict in the Middle East.

Description of the M.A. in Jewish Studies program here.

Details about admission to the program here.

Teacher Training Seminars

Between 2000-2010 the Dr. Moshe Carmilly Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History Institute organized a yearly teaching-training seminar called “Teaching the Holocaust in the schools of Romania”. The participants to the seminar were history teachers representing counties from throughout Romania, who were given lectures on how to teach the Holocaust in schools. Coordinated by Associate Professor Maria Radosav, the seminar was organized by the Dr. Moshe Carmilly Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History in partnership with the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the Babeş-Bolyai University, the Institute of Oral History of the Babeş-Bolyai University, Yad Vashem – The International School for Holocaust Studies, Jerusalem, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research), and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington.

Each year 30 history teachers from throughout Romania took part in the seminar. The program included courses on the history of the Jews, antisemitism, and Holocaust, taught by professors from the Babeş-Bolyai University and by guest lecturers from Israel, France, and the United States. The program also included courses on the methodology of teaching the Holocaust in schools, coordinated by experts from Yad Vashem – The International School for Holocaust Studies, Jerusalem, and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research). The program also included meetings with survivors of concentration camps, trips to memorial places connected to the Holocaust in Northern Transylvania and to the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

All history teachers who took part in the seminar prepared an individual project on teaching the Holocaust in schools, which they presented the following year to the new group of participants to the program. After presenting their own teaching project, the participants were given a certificate by the Babeş-Bolyai University, by which they became trainers on teaching the Holocaust in their counties.

The teaching-training seminar on the Holocaust organized by the Dr. Moshe Carmilly Institute for Hebrew and Jewish history gained international reputation due to its didactic, formative and scientific value, and was classified by international experts as the third best program, after those organized by Yad Vashem – The International School for Holocaust Studies, Jerusalem, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington.