In the News

The following articles are related to the JSSJ program, courses, and faculty:


Jason Lustig
Jewish History Matters Podcast
February 2, 2020

Aaron Hahn Tapper: Judaism Unbound Episode 195 – Judaisms?
Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg
Judaism Unbound Podcast
November 8, 2019


New Lesbian Rabbi Brings LGBTQ Issues to Forefront at University of San Francisco
Catherine Buck
New Ways Ministry
August 22, 2019


Back to School: Rabbi is Queering Religion at Jesuit University
Meg Elison
Bay Area Reporter
August 21, 2019


Meet USF’s New Rabbi in Residence
Samantha Bronson
USF Office of Marketing and Communications
August 6, 2019


Gay Rabbi is Catholic University of San Francisco’s First Rabbi-in-Residence
Tova Ricardo
J Weekly
July 23, 2019


Study finds Jews of color have been chronically undercounted
Gabe Stutman
J Weekly
June 4, 2019


Jews Of Color Have Been Consistently Undercounted By The American Jewish Establishment. Until Now.
Ari Feldman
The Forward
May 30, 2019


Academic Conference Explores Phish and the Jews
Gabe Friedman
J. Weekly
May 22, 2019


Population of Jews of Color is Increasing in U.S., Despite Undercounting in Population Studies
eJewish Philanthropy
May 15, 2019


No Gefilte Here, But There’s Plenty Jewish At The First Academic Conference On Phish
PJ Grisar
The Forward
May 14, 2019


In these dark times, young American Jews are a ray of hope
Oren Kroll-Zeldin
+972 Magazine
April 24, 2019


Another ‘Tradition Omission’: Reconsidering Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
Shaina Hammerman
In Geveb
April 15, 2019


Speaking in S.F., advocate for Jews of color reorients social justice narrative
Carly Nairn
J. Weekly
April 3, 2019


Post-Pittsburgh, Interfaith Alliances Are More Important Than Ever
Aaron J. Hahn Tapper
The Forward
October 30, 2018


Honoring Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims, Pence Appears with ‘Rabbi’ who Preaches ‘Jesus is the Messiah’
Isaac Stanley-Becker
The Washington Post
October 30, 2018


Black-Jewish Teaching Team Tackles ‘Black-Jewish Relations’ at USF
Rob Gloster
J. Weekly
October 24, 2018


Honors, happenings, comings and goings
Rob Gloster
J. Weekly
August 31, 2018


Looking forward to more ulpan-filled summers at USF
Maliha A. Khan
J. Weekly
August 22, 2018


University of San Francisco Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice Adds Two New Award-Winning Faculty
USF Press Release
August 14, 2018


Thanks to her, USF’s once-endangered ulpan will continue
Rob Gloster
J. Weekly
August 2, 2018


Swig Program Welcomes Jake Tapper
Haley Kaplan
San Francisco Foghorn
April 26, 2018


CNN Anchor: ‘Stand up’ for Truth and Decency
Arvin Temkar
USF News
April 25, 2018


Comedy, the Holocaust and the Jews in USF’s ‘Funny Jews’ Course
Maya Mirsky
J. Weekly
April 25, 2018


Jake Tapper in S.F.: There are lies on both sides, time to ‘stand up for truth’
Rob Gloster
J. Weekly
April 24, 2018


40 years of first Jewish studies program at a Jesuit university
Rob Gloster
J. Weekly
April 16, 2018


Op-Ed: Why is ‘anti-Israel’ the only cause for excommunication in American Judaism?
Aaron J. Hahn Tapper
J. Weekly
April 8, 2018


Progressive Jewish millennials are returning to their roots thanks to trump
Steven Davidson
The Times of Israel
March 16, 2018


When a Holocaust Survivor Came to Class
Brett Arakawa
USF News
November 27, 2017


Who is a Jew Today? It Depends on Whom You Ask: A Conversation with Professor and Author Aaron Hahn Tapper
Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Reform Judaism
November 15, 2017


Eight-Day Festival Celebrates the harvest and the Exodus from Egypt
James Dearie
National Catholic Reporter
October 13, 2017


A Sukkah in a Mosque and 4 More Sukkot Dwellings Meant to Make the World a Better Place
Josefin Dolsten
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
October 10, 2017


Celebrating Sukkot by Welcoming Others
Arvin Temkar
USF News
October 9, 2017


An Easy Start to Sukkot: ‘Open Doors’ at USF and Sunny Skies in the Mission
David A.M. Wilensky
J. Weekly
October 6, 2017


Queer Author Reinvents Jewish History in New Book
Michael Nugent
The Bay Area Reporter
March 23, 2017


Jake Tapper’s Professor Brother Writes an Introduction to the Range of ‘Judaisms’
Andrew Silow-Carroll
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
March 10, 2017


Why Andrew Ramer is One of Our Most Righteous Men
Jay Michaelson
The Forward
January 29, 2017


Three Local Authors Win Jewish Book Council Awards
J. Staff
J. Weekly
January 11, 2017


Judaisms: Finalist in the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards
UC Press Staff
University of California Press Blog
January 11, 2017


Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities
Carol Poll
Jewish Book Council
January 10, 2017


The Changing Jewish Story: Israel Wasn’t Always the Litmus Test
Aaron J. Hahn Tapper
J. Weekly
November 24, 2016


A Modern Textbook About Judaisms (and why it should be Pluralized)
Jason Miller
The Huffington Post
November 3, 2016


San Francisco prof aims to disrupt our understanding of Judaism(s)
Renee Ghert-Zand
Times of Israel
October 25, 2016


New Textbook by USF Professor an Introduction to ‘Judaisms’
David A.M. Wilensky
J. Weekly
July 7, 2016


The Space Between: Looking at the Mideast through Murals
Dan Shifren
J. Weekly
May 14, 2015


At San Francisco Retreat, LGBT Clergy Survey Progress from Closets to Bimah
Drew Himmelstein
J. Weekly
December 18, 2014


University of San Francisco
George J. Elbaum
Neither Yesterdays Nor Tomorrows, Vignettes of a Holocaust Childhood
October 29, 2014


Obama Weighs Rabbi Lee Bycel for Holocaust Commission
San Diego Jewish World
April 11, 2014


President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
Office of the Press Secretary, The White House
Press Release
April 10, 2014


Pulpit Rabbi Takes on a Second Job: College Professor
Emma Silvers
J. Weekly
July 25, 2013


Aaron Hahn Tapper Awarded Fulbright Senior Fellowship Award
Fullbright Commission
Australian-American Fullbright Commission
July 2013


Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities
Ahmed E. Souaiaia
Journal of the American Academy of Religion
January 4, 2013


Op-Ed: “President Obama is Not Muslim (not that there’s anything wrong with that)”
Aaron J. Hahn Tapper
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
March 22, 2012


Assimilation for Muslims and Jews
Jill Jacobs
Tikkun
March 2, 2012


Religion and Politics
Matthew Schweitzer
Post-War Watch
February 26, 2012


Book Review—Muslims and Jews in America
SFCG
Search for Common Ground
June 6, 2011


New Book with Local Ties Examines Muslims, Jews—Their Common Ground
Emma Silvers
J. Weekly
May 26, 2011


Summer Program in Israel Seeks Students
J. Weekly
March 24, 2011


Seminar Gives Teachers Tools for Tackling the Holocaust
Amanda Pazornik
J. Weekly
October 28, 2010


Jewish-Muslim Pairings Facing Toughest Test
Steve Lipman
The Jewish Week
September 21, 2010


USF Student, Darfurian Refugee Speaks against Genocide
Edward Carpenter
USF Media
May 12, 2010


USF Celebrates Jewish Passover, Raises Questions about Human Rights
San Francisco Foghorn
April 15, 2009


Reconsidering Jewish Studies
Leigh Cuen
New Voices
February 12, 2009


Jesuit University Offers Jewish Social Justice Course
Rebecca Spence
The Forward
September 18, 2008


Jesuit College Teaching Jewish Social Justice
Sue Fishkoff
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
September 12, 2008


USF Now Offers a Minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice
Stacey Palevsky
J. Weekly
September 12, 2008


USF Gets New Judaic Studies Chair
Stacey Palevsky
J. Weekly
October 11, 2007