• Response to the Desecration of Jewish Cemeteries

    The faculty of the Jewish Studies Program at Penn stands in sorrow, outrage, and solidarity, with the families and friends of those Jews whose graves in North Philadelphia were damaged and desecrated. This vile and cowardly act of hatred against Jews is an occasion for all Americans to affirm this country’s fundamental opposition to prejudice and the violence and pain it produces.

  • Jewish Studies Administered Research Awards for Summer 2017

    Penn’s Jewish Studies Program offers Goldfein Research Awards and the Brenner Special Opportunity Awards to both undergraduate and graduate Penn students. Apply for travel, living expenses, tuition, and research equipment and supplies. The application deadline for funding of summer 2017 research is Wednesday, March 15, 2017. For more information: https://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jwst/research-0

  • Bassini Internships - Applications Open - Due Wednesday, February 14

    The Program in Jewish Studies is currently accepting applications for the Bassini Internship. This internship allows undergraduate students at Penn the opportunity to organize and develop an event related to Jewish studies outside of a classroom setting. Past events include guided tours at The National Museum of American Jewish History, film screenings with discussions, and faculty lectures.

  • Funding for Student Summer Research - Apply by 10/15/17

    Penn’s Jewish Studies Program offers Goldfein Research Awards and the Brenner Special Opportunity Awards to both undergraduate and graduate Penn students. Apply for travel, living expenses, tuition, and research equipment and supplies. 

    The application deadline for funding of summer research is Wednesday, October 15, 2017.

    For more information: https://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jwst/research

  • Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) Executive Committee Issues Statement on U.S. Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

     

  • JSP Faculty Statement on U.S. Executive Order Restricting Immigration

    As faculty in the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, we join our colleagues at Penn and at other universities in condemning the executive order put into effect by President Donald Trump on Friday, January 27, 2017.

  • Beth Wenger Appointed Named Chair in History

    Beth S. Wenger, professor of history and chair of the Department of History, has been appointed Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor. Dr. Wenger is a preeminent scholar of American Jewish history. She has applied her mastery of the methods of social and cultural history to produce monographs and edited and co-edited collections that explore the creation and evolution of American Jewish identity, politics, gender, and religious life.

  • Kathryn Hellerstein receives MLA award

    On December 6, 2016, The Modern Language Association of America announced it is awarding its eighth Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies for an outstanding scholarly work in English in the field of Yiddish to Kathryn Hellerstein, of the University of Pennsylvania, for A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586–1987

  • Funding for Student Research - Apply by 10/31/16

    Penn’s Jewish Studies Program offers Goldfein Research Awards and the Brenner Special Opportunity Awards to both undergraduate and graduate Penn students. Apply for travel, living expenses, tuition, and research equipment and supplies. 

  • Ayelet Brinn and Sonia Gollance from University of Pennsylvania were selected for a prestigious fellowship at the Center for Jewish History in NYC

    NEW YORK – The Center for Jewish History continues its rich tradition of academic leadership with the announcement of a new class of Fellows for the 2016 – 2017 year. Representing various disciplines and expertise, the Fellows will conduct original research using the Center and partner collections – the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel.

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