The Jewish Philanthropy Workshop (J-Phil) is a joint effort of the Katz Center and the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University to promote new research and foster intellectual community among scholars interested in the study of Jewish philanthropy. Its aim is to develop the study of Jewish philanthropy as a robust field of research, within both Jewish Studies and Philanthropic Studies.
At the heart of J-Phil is a consortium of scholars representing different institutions and disciplines. Through workshops, conferences, and publications, the consortium will advance scholarship on Jewish philanthropy and, also, work to build bridges between scholars and those working in the philanthropic world today, aiming to foster or facilitate new conversations about Jewish philanthropy informed by history, social science and other fields of knowledge.
Jewish Philanthropy Research Seminar
We are pleased to invite you to the newly initiated Jewish Philanthropy Research Seminar, an effort to promote new research and collaboration in the study of Jewish philanthropy and related topics.
In 2021–22, the seminar will be meeting four times during the year over Zoom, aiming to bring together scholars from North America, Europe, and Israel for hour-long sessions featuring new research and scholarly conversation.
As of now, the schedule includes the following presentations. Please note that most meetings will occur on Wednesdays at 12pm EST, a time we hope works for people in various time zones.
OCTOBER 20, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 PM EST
Jaclyn Granick, Cardiff University
Between America and Europe: Philanthropic Activism and International Jewish Politics
NOVEMBER 17, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 PM EST
Ariel Cohen, University of Virginia
Exhibiting Cultural Philanthropy: Women, Power, and Museums in Jewish America, 1920–1970
FEBRUARY 23, 2022 | 12:00–1:00PM EST
Laurie Paarlberg & Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI
in conversation about community foundation giving during the pandemic
MARCH 23, 2022 | 12:00–1:00PM EST
Jonathan Dekel-Chen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Some Thoughts on the Past & Future of Jewish (Philanthropic) Engagement with the World
To RSVP and receive the Zoom Meeting link, email Dajana@upenn.edu.