The Library at the Katz CAJS is the permanent home of the extant library collection of the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. Dropsie College was founded in Philadelphia in 1907 under Jewish auspices. It was established on democratic principles of open admission without regard to “creed, color or sex,” or even financial ability since originally no tuition was charged.
This webpage provides an overview of special collections in the Penn Libraries relevant to the study of the environment and ecology, presented thematically across a broad range of historical time and geographic space.
The Reverend Isaac Leeser (1806-1868) was a Jewish minister, educator, writer, translator, editor and publisher. He proposed, founded, or led many of early American Jewry’s first civic, religious, and charitable institutions.