Beth S. Wenger

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Professor of American Jewish History
Contact Information
Office Address: 
320 College Hall
215 898.5702
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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.


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: