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Lapidus Family Fund in American Jewish Studies

Thanks to a recent grant by Sidney and Ruth Lapidus and their family, the Program collaborates with the Program in Judaic Studies to offer courses and events related to American Jewish Studies. 


Events and Courses



Spring 2015

The Invention of the Promised Land: American Jewish History
Professor Yaacob Dweck

Over the past three and a half centuries Jewish immigrants have described America both as "the promised land" and "the land of impurity."  The course examines these conflicting descriptions as it explores developments in Jewish life in America from the mid seventeenth century through the late twentieth century.