Gender and Jewish Philosophy

For the Public
Thursday, October 20, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Zoom link to be provided
Password required

Registration opens September 1


October 20, October 27, and November 3

This course will explore the intersection of gender and the Jewish philosophical tradition, considering how gendered concepts and ideas have shaped the history of Jewish philosophy and how Jewish philosophers have used Judaism to enrich philosophical conversations around gender.

Please note: Enrollment is limited. Registration is first come, first served, beginning on September 1. A small number of scholarships are available; please contact Dajana Denes Walters if cost is a barrier. Friends of the Katz Center receive advance access to all mini-courses and waived tuition for one mini-course per year.

About Katz Center Mini-Courses

Mini-courses examine special topics in Judaic studies in a setting comparable to a college seminar, taught by international faculty to adult learners online. They are designed to be cumulative and interactive, so registration is for the entire course, not individual meetings.


About the image above: Giovanni Battista Bracelli, Bizzarie di varie Figure (1624). National Gallery of Art, Rosenwald Collection, 1961.17.18, courtesy of


Sarah Zager

St. Olaf College

Sarah Zager is a scholar of ethics and modern Jewish thought. Her areas of research include religious studies, philosophy, and women’s and gender studies. At the Katz Center, she will examine how Jewish philosophy offers its own substantive contribution to ethical theory.

Zager received her PhD from Yale University with a dissertation titled “‘I Will Sing of Love and Justice’: Jewish Responses to the Theological Roots of Contemporary Virtue Ethics.” She has taught at Williams College, Yale Divinity School, Yale College, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Read more


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