America's Jewish Questions: Launching the 2020–21 Fellowship Year

For the Academic Community
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

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Carrie Love

The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies devotes its 2020–21 fellowship year to new research in the study of American Jewish history and culture, aiming to advance a field that is rethinking core assumptions and moving in many fascinating directions. This opening interactive program features insights and conversation led by the scholars who proposed the theme.

The online event begins a fellowship year that will include seminars, guest presentations, conferences, and public programs.

Space is limited; please note that this event has now reached full capacity.


Deborah Dash Moore

University of Michigan

Deborah Dash Moore is Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History and Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include American Jewish history, twentieth century urbanization, and documentary photography. At the Katz Center, she will examine New York street photography pioneered by members of the Photo League.

Dash Moore received her PhD from Columbia University. She has taught at Vassar College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently serving as editor-in-chief of the ten-volume Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization.

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Lila Corwin Berman

Temple University

Lila Corwin Berman holds the Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History and directs the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, both at Temple University. Her current research examines the history of Jewish citizenship in the United States. Corwin Berman received her PhD from Yale University. She serves as the chair of the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society and is a fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research. She is also a co-founder of the Jewish Philanthropy Research Initiative.

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Beth S. Wenger

University of Pennsylvania

Beth S. Wenger is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, and Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. A specialist in American Jewish history, Wenger's interests also include European Jewish culture, American religion and ethnicity, and cultural, social, and gender history.

Wenger received her PhD from Yale University. She was one of four founding historians who helped to create the core exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, and she continues to serve as historical consultant to the Museum.

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