Faculty Profile

Nitsa Kann

Associate Professor of Judaic Studies (2005), Department Chair

Contact Information

on sabbatical Spring 2016


East College Room 208


Her teaching interests include Hebrew language, Hebrew Literature, Kabbalah, and Middle Eastern Cinema. She is the author of two Hebrew books of poems, 'Black Soul Singer' (1989), and 'A Woman With Child' (1992), and the author of two Hebrew novels, 'Gazelle of Love' (1995), and 'Herotica' (1998).


  • B.A., Hebrew University, 1982
  • M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1984
  • Ph.D., 2005

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

HEBR 103 Elementary Modern Hebrew
Introduction to the modern Hebrew language. Alphabet, phonics and grammatical structures. Emphasizes development of reading comprehension, composition and conversational skills.

HEBR 116 Intermediate Modern Hebrew
Formal study of Hebrew language with emphasis on oral practice and writing skills. Prerequisite: 104 or the equivalent.

MEST 200 Israeli Cinema
Cross-listed with RELG 260-01, JDST 216-01 and FLST 210-03.

FLST 210 Israeli Cinema
Cross-listed with JDST 216-01, RELG 260-01 and MEST 200-02.

JDST 216 Israeli Cinema
Cross-listed with RELG 260-01, MEST 200-02 and FLST 210-03.

HEBR 232 Topics in Hebrew Literature
Thematic study of Hebrew literature, with an emphasis on close reading, comprehension and interpretation. Prerequisite: 116.

RELG 260 Israeli Cinema
Cross-listed with MEST 200-02, JDST 216-01 and FLST 210-03.