Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies

The Hebrew language, the Bible and Jewish thought and culture have decisively shaped Western society. Studying Hebrew Language and Jewish Culture will challenge your thinking, grow your cultural knowledge and expand your job opportunities. Our graduates have established careers in Australia and abroad in fields as varied as education, government, international relations, media, museums, science and the law.

Choose Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney and you will embark on a journey of language, historical and cultural studies, where you will develop as a learner and as a researcher.

Our programs are supported by generous benefactors including the Stefan and Felicia Einhorn Bequest, the Henroth Foundation, and numerous sponsors of prizes and scholarships.

Latest News

  • Suzanne Rutland's latest book with Sam Lipski has been shortlisted for the PM Literary Awards for the Australian History catergory.

    Let My People Go by Sam Lipski and Suzanne D Rutland has just been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in the Australian History category.

    Judges' Comments: Sam Lipski and Suzanne D. Rutland have produced a path-breaking book about the struggles of the Soviet 'refuseniks'. Replete with new information, Let My People Go draws on a vast array of primary and secondary sources. These include ASIO files, Rutland's painstaking research on Australia and Soviet Jewry, as well as unfettered access to the massive archive about the Campaign for Soviet Jewry of Lipskis friend Isi Leibler. ...Thoroughly researched and superbly written, Let My People Go is a revealing and important account of human achievement against the odds.

  • Positions available for Sessional Tutors

     The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) currently has opportunities available for sessional tutors. We are looking for motivated teaching staff who are interested in casual work during semester. Our School offers the widest range of language and culture studies in Australia. As a sessional tutor at the University of Sydney you will have the chance to work alongside world class academics. See the selection criteria for more information.