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: Lisa Heineman featured in Judaism and social justice roundtable

Monday, February 20, 2023
Lisa Heineman, co-director of the Jewish Studies Network, discussed her course "Jews, Judaism, and Social Justice" in a recent roundtable in the Association for Jewish Studies Perspectives.

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
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 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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Ari Ariel
Co-Director, Jewish Studies Network

Elizabeth Heineman
Co-Director, Jewish Studies Network