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With gratitude to our donors

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 showing old manuscript to CJS donors Event
Choral Synagogue, main gate, St. Petersburg, Russia
Photo by William Brusfield

Friends of the Center for Jewish Studies

In December 1984, Peter Solomon (AB ’60, MBA ’63) announced the establishment of the Friends of the Center for Jewish Studies. The Friends of the CJS provides an ongoing base of support for the Center and enables it to expand its present areas of activity. Annual support from the Friends helps shape the future of Jewish studies and sustains the Center as an influential, multifaceted enterprise at Harvard.

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From the Mailbox

Michael Zanger-Tishler

Michael Zanger-Tishler

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology and Social Policy

I am grateful for funding from the Lewis and Alice Schimberg Graduate Student Fellowship Fund to transcribe over 80 qualitative interviews from my research on Jewish identification and antisemitism in the greater Boston area.

Rachelle Grossman

Rachelle Grossman

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Comparative Literature

I am grateful for the continued support of the Center for Jewish Studies, especially in these difficult and uncertain times. With many thanks to the Edward H. Kavinoky Fellowship, I continued my research on how Yiddish publishing after the Holocaust unexpectedly gained momentum.

Nathaniel Moses

Nathaniel Moses

Ph.D. candidate, Department of History

Thanks to the generosity of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Anna Marnoy Feldberg Financial Aid Fund I was able to spend my summer taking intensive modern Turkish courses. With this support, I will continue to explore connected Jewish and Ottoman histories in the
early modern world.