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!
Kathryn Hellerstein’s new book: China and Ashkenazic Jewry: Transcultural Encounters
Anouncinng a new book: China and Ashkenazic Jewry: Transcultural Encounters
University of Pennsylvania Emergency Fellowships for Graduate Students from Ukraine
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
Jewish Studies Research Awards Summer 2022 Research
Goldfein Research Awards, Brenner Special Opportunity Awards, and Schwartz
Prof. Kathryn Hellerstein’s Jews and China Freshman Seminar featured in Penn Today
Bob & Molly Freedman of the Jewish Music Archive at Penn
Recent Jewish Exponent article on Bob and Molly Freedman, " Jewish Music Collection a Longstanding Labor of Love"
The Jewish Studies Program is deeply saddened to note the death of our colleague and friend Professor Elihu Katz. JSP extends our condolences to Ruth Katz, Professor Emerita of Musicology at Hebrew Un
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.
Infidelities: Armenian Studies Otherwise
An International Conference
"Battling Foodways and Halakhic Folkways: The Case of Peanut Oil on Passover"
This is a Meltzer Intern event organized by Penn undergraduate and Jewish Studies Program Meltzer Intern, Yitzy Tanner, C'23.
Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff
Read the latest issue of the newsletter of the Jewish Studies Program, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, and the Judaica Collections at the Penn Libraries.
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 >