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Welcome to The Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

The establishment of Emory University’s Institute for Jewish Studies in February 1999 gave institutional recognition to the university’s strength in the study of Jewish life and culture, and signaled Emory’s intention to become the premier site for Jewish Studies in the southeastern United States.

Dedicated to fostering the continued development of Jewish studies on the Emory campus, the Institute for Jewish Studies is the natural outgrowth of carefully laid groundwork. In recent years, Jewish Studies has flourished, as evidenced by new faculty appointments, including endowed chairs, new graduate and undergraduate degree programs, endowed lecture series, and enrichment funds to support student and faculty travel and study.


Faculty Highlights

Marina Rustow, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, recently received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant for her new book project Patronage and Politics: Islamic Empire and the Medieval Jewish Community which will enable her to conduct summer research in the Cambridge University Library.

Eric Goldstein, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History, recently won the 2008 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature Choice Award. Dr. Goldstein was selected for this honor on the basis of his prize-winning book, The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race and American Identity

Jacob Wright, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, received the Templeton Award for "Best First Books in Religion" for his book Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah Memoir and Its Earliest Readers. Professor Wright also won Emory's Faculty Distinction Fund Award. MORE INFO


News & Events

Boozer, Noether, Tenenbaum Internships in Social Ethics and Community Service

David R. Blumenthal Awards
Applications due March 18, 2008 at noon

Tam Institute for Jewish Studies Seminar Series
October 11, 2007-March 28, 2008

Mediterranean Archaeology Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

"The Wrathful God: Religious Extremism in Comparative Perspective" Conference

Other Current Events

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