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Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute

About the Institute

The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute was created in 1979 through an endowment funded by the local Jewish community. The institute fosters a better understanding and appreciation of Judaism, Israel and their histories. It supports visits to the university by Jewish scholars and writers, and supports library acquisitions, publications, faculty research travel and other scholarly endeavors. The work of the institute was further enhanced by a $1 million gift from Harry Weinberg in 1990.

The Institute is directed by Dr. Marc B. Shapiro, Weinberg Chair of Judaic Studies.

The Judaic Studies Committee

  • David Friedrichs
  • Michael Azar
  • Joseph Kraus
  • Carl Schaffer
  • Narda Tafuri