The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

By Arthur Kiron

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Summer 2003

The creation of academic centers for Jewish studies, which are rapidly multiplying on campuses across North America and abroad, is a relatively recent phenomenon. These centers represent a departure from traditional programs of higher Jewish learning located in theological seminaries, which exist on the margins of academic programs of history and religious studies or in separate, Jewish studies programs at contemporary colleges and universities. The Center for Advanced Judaic Studies (CAJS) at the University of Pennsylvania, both in conception and in name, has forged a new model of postgraduate Jewish research, one that encompasses the text-based focus of traditional Jewish learning integrated within the framework of the humanities, and supported by a variety of innovative library resources and technologies.

Topic: Judaic Studies, Technology, Post-Secondary Education, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Higher Education, Academic Research

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Prell, Riv-Ellen

Volume/Issue: Summer 2003

Page Number(s): 15-17

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kiron, Arthur. The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Summer 2003: 15-17. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11987


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