The Gertrude and Philip Hoffman Judaic CollectionEstablished in 1971 through the generosity of the Hoffman Family, the Gertrude and Philip Hoffman Judaic Collection is the cornerstone of Hillman Library’s holdings in Jewish Studies, and continues to be a vital source of support for the curriculum.
The collection, which includes more than 3000 items, is broad in its scope. It contains materials from Jewish literature, and works on Jewish history, as well as studies related to the culture and politics of Israel, and the study of the Hebrew language.
The Hoffman Judaic Collection consists of scholarly works describing and assessing the Jewish experience over the ages; original, creative and imaginative works, produced by prominent Jewish writers and thinkers; reference works; and works in Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, and English that reflect Jewish life and thought.
A bibliography of materials purchased through the Hoffman Judaic Fund is shelved in the Hillman Library Reference Collection (call number qZ6475.U55 1986). For further information on the titles listed in this bibliography, or to search for additional related materials, search PITTCat+, the online catalog of University of Pittsburgh libraries.