Friends and Donors

Our Supporters

In December 1984, Peter Solomon (AB ’60, MBA ’63), then a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, announced the establishment of the Friends of the Center for Jewish Studies.  This organization seeks to provide an ongoing base of support for the Center and to enable it to expand its present areas of activity.  Annual support from the Friends helps shape the future of Jewish Studies and sustain the Center as an influential, multi-faceted enterprise at Harvard.

Some of the specific projects the Friends of the Center for Jewish Studies include:

  • student research projects (both undergraduate and graduate, school year
    and summer);
  • graduate student fellowships;
  • research-related expenses for visiting scholars;
  • public lectures and class presentations by distinguished scholars;
  • doctoral dissertation advising by specialized scholars from outside Harvard;
  • group discussions of research in progress for Harvard faculty and students in Jewish studies

You are invited to show your interest in Jewish Studies at Harvard by joining the Friends of the Center for Jewish Studies in one of the following categories:

Patron – $100                Pillar – $500                   Benefactor – $1,000

Patrons of the Center receive priority invitations to selected events and selected publications.

Pillars of the Center additionally receive copies of all Center publications.

Benefactors of the Center receive all of the preceding, including invitations to additional events.

This year we hope to substantially increase the number of Friends of the Center, thereby creating a broader base of support for the Center’s projects and activities.  If you know anyone who might be interested in joining the Friends, would you please notify the Center (617-495-4326) so that we may contact them to acquaint them with the Center’s work.

ON-LINE GIVING TO THE FRIENDS OF THE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES

To make a gift by credit card to the Friends of the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University please click here (for Harvard University online giving form) and follow the instructions.  When selecting a school/affiliate to donate to, please choose “Other” from the dropdown menu and enter a note in the “Comments/Other Designation” box with instructions that this gift should go to the “Friends of the Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Jewish Studies.” (If you choose to give to a specific other fund, please note the “name of the fund, Center for Jewish Studies.”)

Gifts by check may be mailed to:

Center for Jewish Studies
Harvard University
6 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Please make checks payable to “The President and Fellows of Harvard College” and include a note in the memo line of the check that this is for the “Friends of the Center for Jewish Studies” (or the name of the other fund of your choice).

Upcoming Events

  • What is the Mishnah? (Panel 6) January 19, 2021 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Zoom meeting Links to join the individual sessions are pasted below, please register in advance:(after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting)International Zoom workshop Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University; the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law, Harvard Law School; and the Littauer Chair in Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University  Panel…
  • What is the Mishnah? (Panel 7) January 21, 2021 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Zoom meeting Links to join the individual sessions are pasted below, please register in advance:(after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting)International Zoom workshop Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University; the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law, Harvard Law School; and the Littauer Chair in Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University  Panel…
  • Kiril Feferman: To Flee or Not to Flee? Soviet Jews Face the German Invasion February 24, 2021 at 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Register for Zoom Webinar or Watch live on Facebook https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1KI98JyBRwuz9UeMxPsiVAhttps://www.facebook.com/DCRES/Jews as a group were never mentioned in Soviet evacuation orders, which prioritized withdrawal of the Party, Soviet and security agency functionaries, as well as those employed in defense industries. During the Cold War, this led to allegations of Soviet indifference to the fate of the Jews; accusations that they were deliberately abandoned to their…