New Acquisitions at the Library of the Katz Center

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of the Nir and Inna Feldman Haifa Collection. The Feldman Haifa Collection is a unique urban archive comprised of one hundred discrete subcollections documenting the Israeli city of Haifa, dating mainly from time of the British mandate in Palestine through the early State of Israel. The earliest materials in the collection date from the 1860s and the latest from the 1960s.

Katz Center Fellows Reach out through Community Partnerships

Last week, current fellow Chen Bram (Hebrew University) sat down at Penn Hillel with a group of students interested in multiculturalism in Israel. In a ninety-minute discussion he offered them a taste of the graduate course he teaches in Jerusalem on the city’s complex intergroup relations. Inviting the students to comment and raise concerns as he spoke, Bram joked that as an Israeli he is more comfortable with direct confrontation than passive silence.