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Textual Studies

...by means of numerous compositions, which we will read and study together...

  • Institut für Jüdische Theologie / School of Jewish Theology


to the Potsdam School of Jewish Theology! You will find information on these pages about this unique institution and the opportunities it offers to students, scholars, future rabbis and cantors, and anybody else interested in Judaism as a religion and a way of life. Whether you are Jewish or not, I hope that you get a feel for our passion for researching and teaching Jewish theology in all its diverse forms.

If you are interested in exploring the treasures waiting to be found in the Bible and in the Talmud, in Jewish religious law and liturgical practice, in Jewish thought and its religious and intellectual history, I invite you to contact us and join us at our beautiful campus in Potsdam to study or research at the School of Jewish Theology or our partners, the Abraham Geiger College and the Zacharias Frankel College.

On the following pages you can also discover the historical importance of the Potsdam School in the context of the establishment of Jewish theology as an academic discipline.

I would very much like to hear from you and I look forward to welcoming you to Potsdam.

New Publication: Christologie zwischen Judentum und Christentum - Jesus, der Jude aus Galiläa, und der christliche Erlöser

Edited by Christian Danz, Kathy Ehrensperger and Walter Homolka

Seventy years of Jewish-Christian dialogue has found surprisingly little resonance in Christian Systematic Theology. This insight was the basis of a conference in Vienna where exegetes and systematicians of Roman-Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish Theology intensively engaged in discussing the question: how can Christian traditions credibly speak of Jesus Christ without denigrating Judaism or appropriating it for their own ends? Arising from findings of contemporary exegesis, the volume presents a variety of diverse approaches to Christology that take Jesus the Jew seriously, and are willing to recognize Judaism in a manner characterized by mutual acceptance and esteem.

Further information can be found here.

New Publication: Gender and Religious Leadership: Women Rabbis, Pastors, and Ministers

Edited by: Hartmut Bomhoff, Denise L. Eger, Kathy Ehrensperger, and Walter Homolka.


Semestereröffnung Wintersemester 2019/20

Semestereröffnung des Instituts für Jüdische Studien und Religionswissenschaft sowie der School of Jewish Theology.

Vortrag: Muslime und Juden unter deutscher Besatzung 1939-1945

Dr. David Motadel (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Mehr Informationen erhalten Sie hier.

6. November 2019, 18 Uhr

Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 9, Raum 1.14


In cooperation with the  Faculty of Protestant Theology of the University of Vienna and the Abraham Geiger College, the School of Jewish Theology organizes a symposium on the topic

Jesus, the Jew from Galilee, and the Christian Redeemer: Christology between Judaism and Christianity

Further information can be found here.

29. - 31. Januar 2019 in Vienna

Paideia Academic Conference

1989 - 2019 : Jews in Post-Communist Europe

This conference, marking 30 years from the fall of the Berlin Wall, focuses on the Jews of post-communist Europe as communities, individuals, activists, migrants, agents of change and cultural awakening, and targets of transition, anti-Semitism and renewed memory.

The conference is hosted by Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden and supported by School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam as a partner institution.

Further information can be found here. 

31.1 – 1.2. 2019 in Stockholm