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The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

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. 


The Jewish Recipes Within a 13th Century Andalusian Cookbook in Arabic

27th Annual Silvers Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies
Hélène Jawhara Piñer
Feb 28, 2023 at - | Auditorium, Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 133 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The 27th annual Silvers Visiting Scholar lecture in the Jewish Studies Program at Penn will be given by Hélène Jawhara Piñer from the University of Tours, with the enthusiastic support from a variety of programs and…

Infidelities: Armenian Studies Otherwise

An International Conference 
Mar 24, 2023 - Mar 26, 2023 at - | Slought (4017 Walnut St.), with afternoon panels and film screenings at the LGBT Center (3907 Spruce St.)

Jewish Studies @ Penn

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.

Jewish Studies Administered Research Awards

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 >