On Antisemitism and Education

For the Public
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Penn Hillel, Shotel Dubin Auditorium (2nd floor)

Steinhardt Hall, 215 S. 39th Street, Philadelphia


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The Katz Center and Penn Hillel co-present this live, in-person program on Penn’s campus. Dara Horn will offer reflections on past failures and paths forward in educating Americans about and against antisemitism.

This program inaugurates a new initiative on the study of antisemitism made possible by a grant from the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation.

About the series “Jews and the University: Antisemitism, Admissions, Academic Freedom”

The integration of Jews into the university is one of the great success stories of modern American culture and Jewish life. Penn was at the forefront of this success story, with the first Jewish Students’ Association formed here in 1924. But recent events at Penn and at other campuses have led to accusations that the university has been too tolerant of antisemitism and become less welcoming to Jews. This series of lectures is an effort to share insights from history, sociology, education studies, and other fields that can help put the present moment into context and provide understanding far deeper than what social media conveys.


Dara Horn

Dara Horn

Dara Horn is an award-winning novelist, essayist, and professor of literature. Among her publications are five novels and the non-fiction essay collection People Love Dead Jews, a finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in Non-Fiction. Dr. Horn is also a recipient of a National Jewish Book Award, among other honors, and serves as a member of Harvard’s advisory group to combat antisemitism.


This program was made possible by a grant from the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation.

Cosponsored by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Klatt family and the Harry Stern Family Foundation.