Beth S. Wenger

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Professor of American Jewish History
Contact Information
Office Address: 
320 College Hall
Phone: 
215 898.5702
Email Address: 
bwenger@sas.upenn.edu
Office Hours: 
Tuesday 1:30-12:30 PM; Thursday 1:30-3:30 PM

Beth S. Wenger is Professor of History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Education: 

Ph.D., Yale University
M.A., History, Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary
B.A., Wesleyan University

Research and Teaching Interests: 
  • American Jewish history
  • 19th- and 20th-century United States
Selected Publications: 

History Lessons: The Creation of American Jewish Heritage (Princeton University Press, 2010).

New York Jews and the Great Depression: Uncertain Promise (Yale University Press, 1996).

The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America (Doubleday Press, 2007).

For further publications, consult her History department profile.

Recent Courses: