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Jewish studies students

Did you know that we are in the top 20?

According to Reform Judaism magazine's annual "Insider's Guide to College Life," The Ohio State University is in the top 30 list of public universities Jewish students chose in 2014.

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Estimated population figures are self-reported by local Hillels.

 

Why Should You Consider Jewish Studies at Ohio State?

  • We offer more Jewish Studies courses than almost any other college or university in the United States.
  • We offer study abroad scholarships and opportunities, graduate fellowships, and other awards.
  • Our 32 faculty members are some of the most respected scholars in their fields.
  • Our undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1, and our professors are always accessible to students.
  • We help students with placement in various internships through our community's many Jewish institutions.

Kosher Meal Plan

Students who wish to keep kosher can now opt for a kosher meal plan, organized through Hillel. Meals are arranged at Hillel's Bagel Café, which is under the supervision of Buckeye Kosher of the Vaad Ho-ir of Columbus, the central kosher supervision organization of Columbus. For more information about the kosher meal plan, call or email OSU Hillel, 61 294-4797, hillel@osu.edu.

Jewish Life on Campus

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Jewish life on campus offers a myriad of activities to choose from, including Greek life, and a variety of organizations for Jewish students, including Hillel Wexner Jewish Student Center and OSU Chabad.

Jewish Life in Columbus

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Columbus, Ohio has resources rivaling those of much larger cities, and so does our Jewish community. Ten synagogues (four Reform, two Conservative, three Orthodox, one Reconstructionist), two day schools, Columbus Community Kollel, Schottenstein Chabad House, Jewish preschools, and three JCC locations are just some of the institutions serving our community of approximately 25,000 Jewish people. The Columbus Jewish community is known for its warm hospitality, members of the community regularly open their homes to students for Shabbat and holidays. Find more information about the Columbus Jewish community, and about our city.


 

photo of Rachel LiebermanMeet Rachel Lieberman, Class of 2016

The Melton Center has had a very influential and positive impact on my college experience. When I came to Ohio State I was undecided about a major. The support and opportunities provided to me through the Melton Center, I decided to pursue a Jewish Studies major (alongside a Psychology major) and also invest my time and energy into different opportunities provided by the Melton Center. 


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