Fellowship Theme

Jewish Life in Modern Islamic Contexts

The 2018–19 fellowship program will take as its focus the study of Jews in modern Islamic contexts. The fellowship will support scholarship on Jewish life, culture and thought as these have developed in modern times across North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and Central and South Asia.


  • Penn Libraries Announces the Gift of Two Iconic Documents of American Jewish History

    Thursday Apr. 18, 2019

    A generous gift from Robert V. Waife, great-grandson of the writer Sholem Aleichem and President of the Sholom Aleichem Network, Inc. has brought two iconic documents of American Jewish History, the handwritten ethical will and tombstone epitaph of celebrated Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, to the Penn Libraries.

  • Katz Center Fellow Hadar Feldman Samet on Sabbateanism

    Monday Apr. 15, 2019

    Katz Center director Steven Weitzman sits down with Hadar Feldman Samet, who researches the lives and texts of the Sabbatean Ma’aminim, their syncretic religion, and the development of Sabbateanism.