Cultural Programs at Temple and Beyond
The Jewish Studies program sponsors Jewish cultural events at Temple not only for our students but for the broader Philadelphia community. These programs have included: an ongoing series of concerts and lectures in collaboration with Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, art exhibitions with Temple’s Honors Program and Tyler College of Art and Architecture, and a conference “Considering the Terms of American Jewish History. Through these efforts the Jewish Studies Program has commissioned new works of music by composers Lukas Foss, Ursula Momlock, and Raul Pleskow. These works have been performed at Symphony Space in New York City and in Salzburg among other venues.
Past programs include:
Study Abroad/Summer Study
Given the modest size of our program, we encourage our students to also consider study abroad either in Israel or at various programs in Europe. We also encourage summer study in intensive Jewish studies or Hebrew language programs in the United States.
The Jewish Studies Internship course enables students to do hands-on work in the Jewish community. Students may work for a variety of Jewish agencies and organizations in the Philadelphia region. Working with a faculty advisor, the student will develop a series of course readings around the history of these organizations and the various issues they are engaged in. The internship course culminates in a final paper that brings together these various forms of critical engagement.