Our program reflects the full range and diverse dimensions of the Jewish experience as well as different approaches to studying Jewish life and culture. We welcome students of all backgrounds to take our courses and participate in our programs. We also offer a host of opportunities outside the classroom. Come join us!
Students' Digital Humanities Publication in NELC 0620 class: Sephardic Heritage Cookbook Scalar site
Professor Heather Sharkey pursued a project with her students to study one cookbook in Penn's collection: The Sephardic Heritage Cookbook, published in 2016 by the women's society of a Sep
The current issue (Issue 2, Number 6, Fall 2022) of Kedma: Penn's Undergraduate Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel is here!
Anouncinng a new book: China and Ashkenazic Jewry: Transcultural Encounters
CFP: University of Pennsylvania Emergency Fellowships for Graduate Students from Ukraine
"From Ancestry DNA to Pig Heart Transplants: Jewish Medical Ethics Update Spring 2022" with Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman
A Jewish Studies Program Meltzer Intern Event
Conversation with Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman
Goldfein Research Awards, Brenner Special Opportunity Awards, and Schwartz
The Katz Center is driven by the mission to deepen and broaden the understanding of Jewish history, texts, cultures, ideas, and experiences. The research it supports spans all periods of Jewish history, from distant antiquity through to the present day; it reaches into every part of the globe where Jews have lived, and it is grounded in a wide range of disciplines and approaches.
Each fall and spring the Jewish Studies Program offers Goldfein Research Awards, Brenner Special Opportunity Awards, and Schwartz Awards to both undergraduate and graduate Penn students. Learn More >