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Students now have an opportunity to explore Judaism in depth at VWC. The College’s newly created Jewish Studies minor is the only such program at a solely-undergraduate liberal arts college in Virginia. VWC’s Gloria & David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies Eric Mazur will assist students who may be interested in adding the minor to their program of study: “A Jewish studies minor at Virginia Wesleyan is a natural fit,” he says. “It is part of the long tradition—in the Methodist movement, and at VWC—of a spirit for religious exploration partnered with an appreciation for religious pluralism.” Requirements to complete the minor include three traditional courses, an internship with a local Jewish organization and one semester of directed readings in Jewish studies. Internships can be completed at local synagogues or one of any number of Jewish organizations in the area. For more information, contact Eric Mazur at 757.455.3250 or