Feinstein Center for American Jewish History

In collaboration with institutions in Philadelphia and beyond, the Feinstein Center invites you to join in on conversations about Jewish culture, politics, history and identity across time and space. Located at the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University, the center offers fellowships for predoctoral and postdoctoral Jewish Studies scholars and holds events relating to the Jewish experience in America. The Feinstein Center also publishes books and articles.

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Association for Jewish Studies

The Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) was founded in 1969 by a small group of scholars seeking a forum to explore methodological and pedagogical issues in the new field of Jewish Studies. Since its founding, the AJS has grown into the largest learned society and professional organization representing Jewish Studies scholars worldwide. Temple faculty serve on the board of directors and participate in the annual conferences.

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Undergraduate Awards

  • Samuel and Esther Goldin Scholarship in Jewish Studies: Established by Julia and Rosaline Goldin in memory of their parents Samuel and Esther Goldin, this award is given to an outstanding student majoring or minoring in Jewish studies to help defray the cost of tuition at Temple University.
  • Religion Department Prize for Academic Excellence: Awarded to a graduating senior, this award is given by the religion department for an undergraduate who has completed outstanding work.
  • Religion Department Merit Prize: This prize is awarded by the Department of Religion to a graduating senior for academic excellence and intellectual and social contributions to our department.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

At Temple, we believe that students from all walks of life should have access to an outstanding college education. If you need help paying for your education, you aren’t alone. Most students receive some form of financial aid to fund their education. About 60% of first-year Temple students receive need-based financial aid, and the average first-year financial aid package is about $15,000. Eligible students receive financial assistance from federal, sate, private and university sources. Explore your financial aid options and apply early to make your college education an affordable experience.

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