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The Josephine and Julius Cohen Award in Judaic Studies

The Josephine and Julius Cohen Award in Judaic Studies recognizes the outstanding achievements of students in Judaic Studies courses. The award is publicly announced annually at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day held in the spring.

The award was established by a gift from D. Walter Cohen, PhD, Judaic Studies advisory board member, chancellor emeritus of the MCP Hahnemann University and dean emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. The award is named for Mr. Cohen's grandparents, immigrants to the United States who demonstrated great love and respect for learning.

Past Recipients of the Julius and Josephine Cohen Award in Judaic Studies:

  • Brooke Smiler, BA, Film and Video, ’02
  • Joshua Meles, BS, Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Judaic Studies, ’04
  • Pamela Boimel, BS, Bioscience-Biotechnology, Minor in Judaic Studies, ’04
  • Christian Blasy, BS, History-Politics, commissioned Naval Officer, ’04
  • Erica M. Green, BS, History-Politics, ’05
  • Marshall B. Rovner, BS, Bioscience-Biotechnology, Minor in Judaic Studies, ’05
  • Olga Zalan, BS, Computer Science, ’08
  • Manna Pourrezaei, BA, English, ’07
  • Eric Rosenzweig, BA, General Studies, Minor in Judaic Studies, ’08
  • Nathan Wald, BS, Materials Science and Engineering, ’12
  • Stuart Janssen, BA, Photography, Minor in Judaic Studies, ’09
  • Elana DiCristo, BS, Business Administration, ’11
  • Jonathan Gevaryahu, BS, Computer Engineering, ’11
  • Evonne D. Turner, BA, Anthropology
  • Benjamin Perwien, BS, Civil Engineering, ’11
  • Ari Winkleman, BS, Business Administration, ’12
  • Ana Prelic, BS, Psychology, ’14
  • Faith Hutchinson, BS, Mathematics, minor in Judaic Studies, ’15
  • Jessica Rodden, BA, History, Political Science, Minor in Judaic Studies, ’13
  • Leah Pepper, BS, Hospitality Management, minor in Judaic Studies, ’15
  • Aimee Wardle, BS, Business Administration, ’14

Prospective Student Inquiries

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