Jewish Studies Winter School will enable students (graduate and postgraduate alike) to convene once a year and exchange thier knowledge, research experieances and ideas on different topics in the history, religion, literature, philosophy, languages and politics of the Jews. Chronologically it will encompas Early Modern to Contemporary period. It is our intention to offer a forum to discuss in a comparative perspective Jewish history and culture in Europe and beyond. We would like to design it as an interdisciplinary course, that will prepare participants for discussion and research in broadly defined Jewish history and culture. We intend to offer our participants with a wide scope of interests, a place where they will be encouraged to test their ideas and discuss their findings.