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Sura Wolff Wengrow Undergraduate Research Award in Jewish Studies

In January, 2000, the Wengrow family of South Carolina established a generous endowment to honor the memory of Sura Wolff Wengrow. Its primary purpose is to support Jewish Studies at the University of South Carolina, particularly the study of Jewish history, culture, religion, and heritage in our home state.


Scholar, writer and Jewish Book Award Winner Alexandra Zapruder will talk about the Holocaust as described in the diaries of children who experienced it firsthand.


Catharine Aretakis, USC Jewish Studies minor, receives the prestigious Fulbright Award to study the Holocaust in the Netherlands.

New Grant Opportunity in Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies invites applications The Sura and Henry Wengrow Undergraduate Research Award. Click here for information and application details.

Meir Muller Wins 2019 Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award

The Jewish Studies Program is proud to announce that Dr. Meir Muller was awarded the prestigious Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Jewish Studies at USC Stands in Solidarity with the Islamic Community following the NZ Massacre

The USC Jewish Studies Program sends its condolences to the local and worldwide Islamic community in the wake of the devastating attack on the mosques in New Zealand.

John R. Mandsager to join Workshop for Early Career Faculty in Jewish Studies at UPenn

Congratulations to Joseph Olmert on his Best of Carolina 2019 award!

Joseph Olmert voted Best of Carolina 2019 by the Daily Gamecock

Understanding and Challenging Antisemitism

What should we be doing about antisemitism? To explore the answer to this difficult question, join the upcoming workshop with Dr. Meir Muller

Free film screenings explore Jewish history

Join our community partners for two upcoming film events exploring Jewish history.

Ina Esther Joost Ben-Sasson, Principal Cellist of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra --Event Series

Access information about the six individual events and a pdf file of the poster announcement.

Saskia Coenen Snyder, Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS)

Saskia Coenen Snyder, an Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at USC, has been awarded this fellowship-in-residency for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Jewish Studies Course for Spring 2017

Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is a new course that is cross-listed in Jewish Studies (JSTU 301) Religious Studies (RELG 301) and History (HIST 492).

Andrew Berns wins Marraro Prize from the American Historical Association

Andrew Berns has won the Marraro Prize from the American Historical Association (AHA) and the American Catholic Historical Association for his book, "The Bible and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy: Jewish and Christian Physicians in Search of Truth" (Cambridge UP, 2015).

Saskia Coenen Snyder Wins Digital Humanities Course Development Stipend

Funded by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Digital Humanities

Building a Public Judaism: A Podcast by Saskia Coenen Snyder

This recent podcast by USC professor Saskia Coenen Snyder, shows how architecture tells a story about the national experiences of European Jews.

Jewish Studies Scholarship--Student Blogs from Nahalal, Israel

Alexandria Caputo is the latest recipient of the University of South Carolina's Jewish Studies Study Abroad/Research Travel Grant.

Saskia Coenen-Snyder, New Associate Director of the Walker Institute

Walker Institute would like to welcome our new Associate Director, Dr. Saskia Coenen-Snyder, Associate Professor of History.

Review of "An Evening with Shimon Waronker"

By Rabbi Hesh Epstein

Alicia Ostriker--USC's Visiting Scholar

Alicia Ostriker visits USC as WGST Visiting Scholar by Ed Madden

Interview with Nancy K. Miller on ABC Columbia's Main and Gervais

A link to an interview conducted with the author while she was in Columbia speaking at the Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship.

Modern Languages Florence Howe Award Recipient

Federica K. Clementi receives the Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages Florence Howe Award


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