America’s Jewish Questions



The 2020–2021 fellowship year delved into some of the most pressing debates within US history and Jewish history, and examined vital questions shaping Jewish cultural studies, literary theory, and social scientific inquiry. It directed attention to the diversity of Jewish practices, politics, and peoples, at home and abroad, and reconsidered many of the basic assumptions and concepts that have shaped the study of American Jews. 

The international cohort of fellows pursued research that revises, reframes, or expands our understanding of American Jews, their history, religious life, politics, culture, and experience. A book of essays featuring research from the year is currently being edited by Lila Corwin Berman, Deborah Dash Moore, and Beth Wenger.