An index of multimedia content presented throughout the Katz Center website:



The Generation of the Flood: Rabbinic Stories of Cleverness, Catastrophe, and Climate Change

A lecture by Julia Watts Belser at the Beth Am Israel Congregation, April 24, 2018


From Vienna to New York: Memory of a Life in Two Worlds

A lecture by Eric Kandel at the Annenberg School for Communication, April 17, 2018


No God But Spinoza's: Spiritual and Philosophical Influences on Einstein's Thought

Josephine Cohen Memorial Lecture at the Van-Pelt Dietrich Library Center, November 14, 2017


Jewish Thought and Scientific Discovery in Early Modern Europe: Twenty-Five Years Later 

Meyerhoff Lecture in Judaic Studies at the Van-Pelt Dietrich Library Center, October 26, 2017 


A panel discussion at the Gershman Y, September 18, 2017


Cracked Voices: Stories of Jewish Political Dissent and Fracture

A panel discussion at the National Museum of American Jewish History, March 26, 2017 


Conversation Series, Part II: Culture Wars 

A lecture by Philipp von Wussow at The Gershman Y, March 16, 2017


Colonial Rule: Jewish Communal Government in French Algeria

A lecture by Vered Sakal at Mikveh Israel, February 20, 2017


Conversation Series, Part I: Lessons from Jewish Interwar Europe

A lecture by Rebecca Kobrin at The Gershman Y, February 16, 2017


Jewish Political Thought in a Changing World

A lecture by Julie E. Cooper at Germantown Jewish Centre, February 5, 2017


The State of Jewish Politics

A panel discussion at the National Museum of American Jewish History, January 29, 2017


Is the Constitution "Judeo-Christian"? 

A panel discussion at the National Constitution Center, November 21, 2016


Quarantine in the Prague Ghetto: Jewish-Christian Relations in a Time of Plague

A lecture by Joshua Teplitsky at St. Joseph's University, November 10, 2016


Solomon Schechter's Life and Legacy: American Transformations

A symposium held at the National Museum of American Jewish History, March 16, 2015

With an evening lecture by novelist Dara Horn, The Past That Lives within the Present: Schechter's Time Capsule--And Ours


Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Vision of a New Jewish-Christian Relationship and Its Continuing Importance for Today

Short-term fellow Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) speaking at St. Joseph's University, December 2, 2014


Before Rothschild: Jewish Businessmen in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Europe

A lecture by Adam Teller at the Wharton School on February 4, 2009


Kinship, Commerce, and Trade Networks: The Early Modern Sephardic Diaspora

A lecture by Evelyne Oliel-Grausz at the Wharton School on January 28, 2009


A Head Without a Body? Reconstructing the History of Jews in Business

A lecture by Jonathan Karp at the Wharton School on January 20, 2009



Taking Note: Scholars and Scholarship at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, 1993-2014

A retrospective of twenty years of the Center's history, first presented in the Spring 2014 Newsletter.