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International Fellowship Program

The Sound and Music of Jewish Life


The 2023–24 fellowship year is devoted to the study of sound and music as a part of Jewish life, including fellow's research on the Jewish voice in different religious and social settings, the use of song as a way of conveying the news, early efforts to develop a Jewish sign language, the contemporary orthodox female music industry, and many other exciting projects at the forefront of Jewish life past and present.


Meet the incoming fellows!
May 6, 2024
Meet the incoming fellows!
by Natalie B. Dohrmann

In September the Katz Center will welcome an impressive new fellowship cohort.

A Playlist Captures the Sounds of the Fellowship
May 2, 2024
A Playlist Captures the Sounds of the Fellowship
by Hannah Goldberg

Student affiliate Hannah Goldberg (Penn C'22) gathers a playlist of meaningful tunes from the 2023–24 music year fellows.

JQR on One Foot
April 29, 2024
JQR on One Foot
by The Jewish Quarterly Review

In the winter issue of JQR Naphtali Meshel finds the new in a familiar old tale.