CJS announces recipients of 2022 Harry and Cecile Starr Prizes in Jewish Studies

Boardman and Katz.

Shoshana Boardman ’22 and Jonathan Katz ’22. Courtesy photos

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The recipients of the 2022 Harry and Cecile Starr Prizes in Jewish Studies were announced by the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University.

Shoshana F. Boardman, a senior in Winthrop House, and Jonathan Louis Katzman, a senior in Dunster House, won the Starr Prize for their exceptional senior theses.

Boardman, a joint concentrator in history and literature; mathematics; with a secondary field in language and linguistic theory, was nominated by Professor David Stern for her dissertation titled “Babylonian Incantation Bowl Onomastics.”

Katzman’s senior thesis titled “A Dependent ‘Special Relationship’: Jewish American Economists and the Liberalization of the Israeli Economy” was submitted by Professor Derek Penslar. Katzman is graduating with a concentration in history.

Starr Prizes are awarded in each of the following categories: the best doctoral dissertation in Jewish and Hebrew Studies and the best dissertation in the field of Jewish and Hebrew Studies prepared by an undergraduate. It was established by Harry Starr ’21, LL.B. 1924. This prize is eligible by nomination only.