Herbert D. Katz, W’51, and Eleanor M. Katz

The late Herbert D. Katz, W’51, and Eleanor M. Katz were longtime supporters of Penn Arts & Sciences and Jewish Studies. They endowed this chair in 1989 through the Joseph Meyerhoff Memorial Trust. The chair supports an outstanding scholar of modern Jewish history. Herbert D. Katz served as a chair of the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Board of Advisors and on the Penn Arts & Sciences Board of Advisors. In 2008, the Katz family endowed the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies┬áin his memory.

Named Professor

Joshua Teplitsky, Joseph Meyerhoff Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History