• Summer 2018 Student Research Funding

    Penn’s Jewish Studies Program offers research awards for both undergraduate and graduate Penn students.Apply for travel, living expenses, tuition, and research equipment and supplies. Application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018.For more information, please go to the Jewish Studies Program website: https://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jwst/research-0

  • Congratulations to Professor Steven Weitzman on winning the National Jewish Book Award

    Professor Steven Weitzman was awarded the 2017 National Jewish Book Award for his book, The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age (Princeton University Press).

     

  • Tour of NMAJH by Bassini Interns, Elena Prieto and Brooke Krancer

    Bassini Interns, Elena Prieto and Brooke Krancer, hosted a tour of the National Museum of American Jewish History with a discussion afterwards by Professor Beth Wenger (University of Pennsylvania) on December 3.

  • Alexander Botwinik, Yiddish instructor, featured on "The Yiddish Voice," Boston's weekly Yiddish-language radio show

    On November 8, 2017, Alexander Botwinik, Yiddish instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, was featured on "The Yiddish Voice" (Dos Yidishe Kol), Boston's weekly Yiddish-language radio show. The broadcast program is available as a podcast at:  

  • Jewish Studies Program Funds Winter 2017/Spring 2018 Student Research

     

     

  • Deadline Extended: Jewish Studies Bassini Internships for Fall 2017

    The Jewish Studies Bassini Internship Program enables students to explore the intellectual dimensions of Jewish studies outside the classroom. During the semester, interns will develop and organize one event for students. Programs might include a discussion with a scholar, a panel discussion, a performance, or any other event that raises issues relevant to Jewish studies.

  • Penn ranks #2 as the best colleges for Jewish students

    The Forward published their first-ever college guide. It was created and shaped by two young and valued members of their staff, Aiden Pink and Laura E. Adkins, whose own diplomas are as fresh as their memories. They spent months collecting data and crunching numbers, surveying campus professionals and speaking to students, parents and alumni, to create a comprehensive picture of what Jews take into consideration when they look for a college.

    The result -- Penn ranks #2 as the best colleges for Jewish students, mentions Jewish Studies major.

  • Now Accepting Applications for Jewish Studies Internships for Fall 2017

    The Jewish Studies Bassini Internship Program enables students to explore the intellectual dimensions of Jewish studies outside the classroom. During the semester, interns will develop and organize one event for students. Programs might include a discussion with a scholar, a panel discussion, a performance, or any other event that raises issues relevant to Jewish studies. The Bassini Faculty and Grad Coordinators will assist with conceptualization and with clarifica9on of financial and technical needs.

  • Statement from Penn President Amy Gutmann regarding the demonstration in Charlottesville

    The racism, anti-Semitism, and other bigotry expressed by the neo-Nazi, KKK and other white supremacist groups that demonstrated in Charlottesville are deeply abhorrent and call for universal condemnation. The hatred espoused is inimical to any decent society and anathema to the most fundamental ideals of our University.

  • Prof. Kathryn Hellerstein Led a Workshop at Nanjing University

    On June 13, 2017, Kathryn Helllerstein led a workshop, with Professors Xu Xin and Song Lihong, respectively Director and Deputy Director, at the Glazer Institute for Jewish and Israel Studies at Nanjing University. Professor David Stern (Harvard University and emeritus Penn) participated, along with colleagues from Columbia University, Nanjing University, Sichuan International Studies University, and Henan University.

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