About our Graduate Studies

The Granovsky-Gluskin Graduate Collaborative Programs in Jewish Studies


"One of the greatest joys of directing the ATCJS these last four years is witnessing the record growth of the Granovsky-Gluskin Collaborative Graduate Program. Our program is home to 94 PhD and MA students pursuing a collaborative degree in Jewish Studies and is one of the largest Jewish Studies graduate programs in the world."

- Professor Anna Shternshis
Director, Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies
Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish Studies


The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish studies offers unique collaborate graduate degrees at the Master's and Doctorate levels.

Scholars in Jewish Studies must be deeply grounded in a specific academic discipline, but they also need exposure to the full breadth of Jewish texts, contexts, and concepts. The Centre provides this broad, interdisciplinary training to graduate students in fields such as Anthropology, Classics, English, History, Medieval Studies, and Political science at the University of Toronto. The purpose of the collaborative degree is to institutionalize, enhance, and ensure the provision of a well-rounded graduate training in Jewish Studies. In our graduate programs, an effective balance is sturck between the need for disciplinary depth and the need for interdisciplinary breadth.

The collaborative programs are motivated by the belief that a sophisticated understanding of any one of the major subfields of Jewish Studies—the study of texts (biblical, rabbinic, philosophical, theological, literary, etc.), the study of contexts (historical, social, political, etc.), and the study of concepts (creation, covenant, messianism, etc.)—requires some knowledge of the others.

Upon successful completion of the collaborative program, students receive the notation, “Completed Collaborative Program in Jewish Studies” on their transcripts.

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