What We Do

The Center for Jewish Studies serves as an umbrella organization, encompassing and coordinating the many academic and extra-curricular programs in Jewish Studies at Harvard University.

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Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard seminar, group shot and portraits April 11, 2022

Fellowship Opportunities

The Center for Jewish Studies supports a number of fellowships and prizes for qualified undergraduate and graduate Harvard students, as well as an exchange program for graduate students in Jewish studies with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

We are also pleased to support and host research scholars, Visiting Professors and Lecturers in Jewish studies from outside Harvard.

More About Fellowships & Prizes

Recent News

  • Welcome to our 2022-2023 Fellows
    Please join us in welcoming our 2022-2023 Fellows. The Starr Fellows are recent Ph.D. recipients working on topics in Jewish Studies and the Arts, including History of Art and Architecture, Visual Studies and Visuality, History of Music,…
  • End of Year Reception for our 2021-2022 Fellows
    On May 11, the CJS held a reception to celebrate the 2021-2022 academic year’s Starr and Silver Fellows, visiting research scholars and professors. We wish all of you a wonderful summer and great success in your…
  • The CJS welcomes Annette Yoshiko Reed
    Annette Reed, MTS ’99, is currently a Professor in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Department of Religious Studies at New York University, where she has been a member of the faculty since…

Giving to the CJS

The Center for Jewish Studies is very grateful to our donors for their generosity in supporting our endeavors. Those pursuing Jewish studies at Harvard University may benefit from a number of endowment and current use funds established over the years. New funds are formed continuously to support students and scholars in their pursuit for greater knowledge and achievement in this field. These may also support publications, events, other activities and administration at the Center for Jewish Studies.

David Stern shows Medieval Manuscript to Friends of the CJS in Cambridge, March 29, 2017

Our Newsletter

Our office proudly presents Annual or Biannual Newsletters with comprehensive accounts of current work done at the CJS.

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