The Program has various funds available to undergraduate students for support of summer work and/or study relating to Judaic Studies. In addition to our regular grants, we now have the following fellowships available.
Kwartler Family Summer Fellowship: The Program in Judaic Studies invites applications for the Kwartler Family Summer Fellowships. Funds may be used to defray tuition, travel and/or living expenses for study abroad, research, or independent projects. The Fellowship may also be used by students interning with organizations (in Israel or elsewhere) dedicated to social justice, human rights, environmentalism or peace in Israel and the Middle East. Preference will be given to innovative and/or interdisciplinary pursuits that open new ways of thinking. Both undergraduates and graduate students may apply; no formal connection to the Program in Judaic Studies is required, but the work/study must relate to Judaic or Israel Studies.
As of January 2013, all applications for funding in support of undergraduate activities including summer study abroad, internships (not counting paid employment), senior thesis research and junior independent work or special projects (including individual student travel to conferences) will go through the Student Activities Funding Engine, or SAFE. Please do not apply directly to the Program in Judaic Studies for funds in support of these activities, but submit an application through SAFE (www.princeton.edu/studentfunding/).
SUMMER FUNDING 2012
Atara Cohen (’15): for Yiddish language study at Vilnius Yiddish Institute
Brandon Davis (’13): for internship at Ma’anan, Israel
Nava Friedman (’13): Senior Thesis research
Ariel Futter (’15): for internship at the Shalom Hartman Insitute
Sophie Karchemskiy (’15): for Hebrew language study at University of Haifa
Leor Klainerman (’14): for Hebrew language study, Israel
Abby Klionsky (’14): for internship at the Southern Jewish Life, Oral History Department
Bina Peltz (’15): for internship at the Shalem Center
Anna Rubin (’15): for Hebrew language study at the Hebrew University
Shehzad Ukani (’13): for the study of Biblical Hebrew at the Hebrew University
SUMMER FUNDING 2011
Morris Breitbart (’12) for an Arabic language immersion program (Kwartler Fund)
Kerry Brodie (‘12) for senior thesis research in Israel (Kwartler Fund)
Brandon Davis (’13) for research in Argentina
Nava Friedman (’13) for research in Uganda
Enoch Kuo (13) to study Biblical Hebrew at Hebrew University
Kelly Roache (‘12) for intensive study of Hebrew (Kwartler Fund)
Eric Silberman (’13) for research in Poland
Sarah Zarrin (’13) for study of Ancient Greek
SUMMER FUNDING 2010
Gavi Barnhard (’13) to study Arabic at the American University in Cairo..
Jeremy Furchtgott (’12) for educational travel in Israel with IsraeLinks.
Miriam Geronimus (’11) towards summer intensive study of Yiddish at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute.
Ari Heistein (’11) (Kwartler Fund) summer work with the Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages in Israel; to help with research of the issues that Bedouins in Israel face today.
Ruthie Nachmany (’12) (Kwartler Fund) for travel to Israel to study Middle Eastern Jewish jewelry and the mysticism and magic associated with it.
Olaf Sakkers (’11) (Kwartler Fund) for travel to Israel to study Hebrew at the Jerusalem Ulpan.
SUMMER FUNDING 2009
Efe Balikcioglu (’10) for a summer intensive Persian language program at the Eastern Languages Institute in Istanbul.
Esther Breger (’10) for summer study of Arabic at the International Language Institute, and research of Cairene Jewry, in Cairo, Egypt.
Kerry Brodie (’12) (Kwartler Fund) for summer internships at the Diana Zborowski Center for the Study of the Aftermath of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, and at the Shalem Center, in Israel.
Nathaniel Gardenswartz (’12) (Kwartler Fund) for an internship with Dr. Chana Schutz at the Centrum Judaicum Foundation in Berlin, working on the life of Karl Schwartz.
Miriam Geronimus (’11) towards summer intensive study of Yiddish at the Steiner Program, National Yiddish Book Center.
Talia Nussbaum (’10) for summer travel to Thailand and Central America to continue her project on the consequences of mandatory military service in Israel.
SUMMER FUNDING 2008
Efe Balikcioglu (’10) to take a Persian language course in India.
Miriam Geronimus (’11) to study Yiddish through YIVO’s Uriel Weinrich Program at NYU.
Talia Nussbaum (’10) to travel to Israel for a photography/interview research project.
Alexis Rodda (’10) for a trip to Vienna to work as an intern at the Judisches Museum Wien.
Ari Shnidman (’09) received a Dorot Grant for research at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovet, Israel.
SUMMER FUNDING 2007
Efe Balikcioglu (’10) for the summer CET program “Jewish Studies in Prague.”
Jonathan Fluger (’08) to travel to Israel to take part in the archaeological dig at Kibbutz Ramat Rachel and to take two courses on archaeology.
Elissa Frankle (’08) for a trip to Vienna to work as an intern at the Judisches Museum Wien.
Jennifer Logan (’08) to travel to Israel to study Hebrew at the University of Haifa Ulpan and to work in Haifa with Yedid, a social justice organization.
Timothy A. Nunan (’08) to travel to Berlin to do research for an intellectual biography of Leopold Schwarzchild.
SUMMER FUNDING 2006
Jonathan Fluger ('08) to study German at the Goethe Institute in New York, to help with his study of German-Jewish philosophy.
Thor Imsdahl ('09) to study Hebrew at the Brandeis University Summer Hebrew Program.
Matthew Kandel ('09) for a trip to Israel this summer as a research assistant at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
Jonah Perlin ('07) for a trip to Germany as a Goldman Fellow at the AJC's Ramer Center for German-Jewish Relations.
Benjamin Pollack ('07) to study Yiddish at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute's summer program.
Jonathan Pomerantz ('07) to study Hebrew at Hebrew University.
Lauren Racusin ('07) to study Holocaust memorials in Europe.
Jordan Reimer ('08) to study intensive Arabic at Middlebury Language School.
Additionally, we awarded two Dorot Grants of $1,000 each to Daniel Lieber, to attend the Weizmann Institute to do genetic research, and Jason Turetsky to study Hebrew in Israel.
SUMMER FUNDING 2005
Caroline Block (’06) for senior thesis research in France on how anti-Semitism effects the internal dynamics of the Jews who live there. She will gather current and historical media information and will also participate in and interact with Jewish communities in Paris.
Maggie Dillon (’06) to help with an unpaid internship at the Jüdisches Museum Wien, where she will do research on the Holocaust.
Jonathan Fluger (’08) to study the German language at the Goethe Institute in Washington , D.C. , in order to continue his study of German/Austrian-Jewish geneology.
Henryk Jaronowski (’06) for research on the Jewish community in Vienna today.
Sarit Kattan (’06) to study Latin at Columbia University and take the following courses on Talmud, Mishna, and Jewish philosophy at Drisha Institute for Jewish Education: Talmud II: Sukkah, Chapters 1, 2, Jewish Law II: Laws of Shabbat; Bible II: On the Day of His Wedding, on the Day of the Gladness of His Heart (Song of Songs 3:11), What’s the Question? Reading Responsa Literature; Philosophy, Levels II: Encountering God in Philosophy and Kabbalah.
Elizabeth Landau (’06) to travel to Spain and do primary research on for her senior thesis, by interviewing descendants of the medieval Jewish conversos, and to visit libraries with historical records not available in the U.S..
Dylan Tatz (’06) to travel to Columbus, Ohio and Washington, D.C. to do research for his senior thesis on the prioritization of Jewish philanthropies of Zionist/Israel causes versus North American causes since 1948.
Jason Turetsky (’07) to take a course, “Politics and Government in Israel,” at Penn, which is not available at Princeton, and which he needs to pursue his interest in Israeli politics.
SUMMER FUNDING 2004
Jonathan Chavkin (’05) to study Hebrew.
Henryk Jaronowski (’06) for an internship at the Jewish Museum in Vienna.
Sarit Kattan (’06) to study Arabic so she can use primary sources for her senior thesis.
Rena Lauer (’05) to study intensive French to prepare her for the primary research she will do for her senior thesis on medieval French Jewry.
SUMMER FUNDING 2003
Beth Gordon (’04) for research on her senior thesis Jews of the American West and the Taboo of Intermarriage, including travels to Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
SUMMER FUNDING 2002
Minda Lee Arrow ('04) worked through one of the Jewish Agency's programs called Kefiada, in a small town, Ofakim, in order to staff a kaytana or day camp whose goal is to augment the English programs that are mandatory for all Israeli schoolchildren.
Amos Bitzan ('03) received support for a month's stay in Princeton in order to do extensive research for his senior thesis- What do Graetz, Dubnow, and Scholem, three historians who fall into "German-Jewish historiographical tradition", make of the 1492 expulsion of Jews from Spain?
Rachel Smith ('03) studied German at the University of Vienna this summer, so that she could do research for her senior thesis in the original language.