Welcome to the website of Colby’s Maine Jewish History Project, now entering its fourth year. Browse the site for work by Colby researchers and community historians on the experiences of Jews at Colby, in Waterville and the Kennebec Valley, and throughout the State of Maine.
This year, in which Colby celebrates its bicentennial, students focused their research on the history of Jews at the college:
- The United Nations Fraternity: Tau Delta Phi, by Calvin Lee ’15
- Jewishness at Colby, by Thomas Williams ’13
- Jewish Philanthropy to Colby College, by Ginny Keesler ’13
- Ludy and Colby: A Lifelong Love Story, by Michelle Wang ’16
Jewish Studies is the most recent of Colby’s academic programs, but the research that students have done highlights the deep roots that Jews have at the college. It also shows how the experiences of Colby Jews shed light both on the college itself and on broader dynamics in American Jewish history. Thank you for your interest in their work.