• 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.

  • 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

Jewish Studies Program
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