New Gift Will Establish Funds for the Study of Jewish History and Culture, and for the Study of Antisemitism

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Through a generous gift to the School of Arts & Sciences, the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation has established the Goldhirsh-Yellin Program Fund for the Study of Jewish History and Culture in Israel and the Goldhirsh-Yellin Program Fund for the Study of Antisemitism in the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.

 

“With this generous support, the Katz Center will be able to develop important new initiatives to support research and advance public understanding in two central domains of Jewish experience,” says Steven Weitzman, Ella Darivoff Director of the Katz Center of Advanced Judaic Studies and the Abraham M. Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literature in the Department of Religious Studies. “This is a really impactful gift.”

 

The newly established Fund for the Study of Jewish History and Culture in Israel will provide support for Katz Center projects and collaborations related to the study of Jewish life in the land of Israel in all periods. With the Program Fund for the Study of Antisemitism, the center will be able to do much more to support new research into the history, causes and impact of antisemitism and anti-Judaism, and to serve as a resource for those seeking to overcome them.

 

The mission of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies is to deepen and broaden understanding of Jewish history, texts, culture, ideas and experience. It offers an intellectual space for leading scholars of all backgrounds, and from all over the world, to come together and collaborate, and it aims to share the insights of new scholarship with the broader public.

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