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. 

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students participating in the Tadoku Workshop in April 2022

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

Sunday, February 27, 2022
Kirsten E. Kumpf Baele
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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In the news: Keeping Anne Frank’s story alive in Iowa

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Jami Martin-Trainor
Through the Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank exhibit, a tree-planting ceremony, and virtual webinars, Anne Frank’s story is taught, discussed, and kept alive at the University of Iowa.

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Ari Ariel
Co-Director, Jewish Studies Network
ari-ariel@uiowa.edu

Elizabeth Heineman
Co-Director, Jewish Studies Network
elizabeth-heineman@uiowa.edu