The Jewish Studies Network focuses on Jews, Judaism, and Jewish communities worldwide, from the ancient world to the present day and into the future. Our members collaborate to expand curricular offerings and to foster research and artistic activity, both within the university and with community partners. 


In the news: Prof. Ari Ariel featured in new podcast on Yemeni Jews

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
American Jewish Committee
Ari Ariel, a Middle East historian at the University of Iowa, will delve into what the 2,600-year-old community was like and the dramatic transitions that led to the mass exodus.

8 academic centers, programs, and networks contribute to Iowa’s global mission

Monday, June 13, 2022
International Programs
International Programs supports eight faculty-led academic centers, programs, and networks that exist to create opportunities for faculty to contribute to the global mission of the University of Iowa.

In the news: Opinion: I teach about Anne Frank because she teaches us about ourselves

Sunday, February 27, 2022
For many, Anne Frank’s name conjures imagery of a young Jewish girl with long dark hair and twinkling eyes, a secret hiding space, and of course, a diary. 

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Ari Ariel
Co-Director, Jewish Studies Network

Elizabeth Heineman
Co-Director, Jewish Studies Network