Principal Investigator: Casey Sennett
DPI Advisor: Emilee Spokus; Dr. Jennifer Isasi
The Jewish Central Pennsylvania History Project preserves the history of Jewish life in Central Pennsylvania towns through archival research and oral histories. With no formal documentation or oral histories in existence to preserve this history, Casey Sennett, a 2023 Penn State graduate, wrote her combined undergraduate honors and master’s thesis about the Jewish history of five Central Pennsylvania towns, Aaronsburg, Bellefonte, Philipsburg, and State College in Centre County and Lock Haven in Clinton County. The Jewish Central Pennsylvania History Project website was created to make the region’s Jewish history more accessible.