In the News

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

Skidmore News
May 1, 2024

Noah Eckstein
Los Angeles Magazine
April 29, 2024

Andre Lamar
Delaware News Journal
April 11, 2024

Oren Kroll-Zeldin
Interview, University of San Francisco
March 5, 2024

Everybody’s talking about anti-Zionism
Andrew Silow-Carroll
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
February 25, 2024

A Pathway to JEDI work for Jewish Institutions and Communities: Reflections from a Jewish DEI consultant and a Rabbinic student activist
Erin-Kate Escobar and Chel Mandell
June 26, 2023

Queer group in Santa Cruz celebrates Judaism ‘in their own light’
Naomi Friedland
J Weekly
June 26, 2023

Want be a ‘JEDI’? USF to offer first grad program in Jewish studies and social justice
Emma Goss
J Weekly
May 31, 2023

Honors, Comings & Goings, and Opportunities
Lea Loeb
J Weekly
April 27, 2023

Mark Leno
Bay Area Times
March 9, 2023

Ryan Torok
J Weekly
February 15, 2023

Lillian Ilsley-Greene
J Weekly
January 19, 2023

Melín A. Sotiriou Droz
Dean’s Report, Harvard Divinity School
November 4, 2022

Rabbi Darren Kleinberg
J Weekly
April 21, 2022

Rabbi Camille Shira Angel
San Francisco Bay Times
March 24, 2022

Jade Penafort
The Foghorn
October 28, 2021

Camille Shira Angel and Jane Bleasdale
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
October 20, 2021

David A.M. Wilensky
J Weekly
June 24, 2021

Good Morning America
June 23, 2021

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
March 2, 2012

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

Book Review—Muslims and Jews in America
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