Beth Wenger
University of Pennsylvania

Beth Wenger is Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania where she serves as Chair of the History Department. She is the author of “History Lessons: The Creation of American Jewish Heritage” and “New York Jews and the Great Depression: Uncertain Promise”, which was awarded the Salo Baron Prize in Jewish History from the American Academy of Jewish Research. Wenger is a Fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research and serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians as well as for the Association for Jewish Studies. She also received the 2008 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching. Beth Wenger currently serves as Chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History in New York.

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