David Aberbach B.A., (University College, London), M.Litt., D.Phil. (Oxford University)
Hebrew and Comparative Studies

Carlos Fraenkel, M.A., Freie Universität Berlin, 1999 (summa cum laude); Dr. phil., Freie Universität Berlin, 2000 (summa cum laude). Philosophy; Jewish Thought

Gershon D. Hundert, B.A. (Columbia University), M.A. (Ohio State University), Ph.D. (Columbia University) (Segal Professor of Jewish Studies)
European Jewish History, Jews in Poland (1000 - 2000)

B. Barry Levy, B.A., M.A., B.R.E. (Yeshiva University), Ph.D. (New York University)
Bible and the History of Jewish Interpretation of the Bible

Associate Professors

Eric Caplan, B.A. (Toronto University), M.A. (Hebrew.University), Ph.D. (McGill University)
Jewish Education, Jewish Social Activism, Reconstructionist Judaism

Yael Halevi-Wise, B.A. (Hebrew University), M.A. (Georgetown University), Ph.D. (Princeton University)
Studies in the novel, history and theory of the novel, Israeli literature and society, modern Jewish fiction.

Lawrence Kaplan, B.A.(Yeshiva University), M.A., Ph.D.(Harvard University)
Rabbinics, Jewish Law and Philosophy

Assistant Professors

Daniel Kupfert Heller, B.A. (Toronto University), Ph.D. (Stanford University)
Modern Jewish history; 20th century Eastern Europe; Zionism and the State of Israel; history of childhood and youth; Polish-Jewish Relations

Christopher Silver, B.A. (University of California, Berkeley), M.A., C. Phil., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)

Faculty Lecturers

Lea Fima, B.Ed. (Beit Berl College), M.A. (McGill University)
Hebrew Language and Literature; Israeli Culture and Society

Esther Frank, B.A., (Concordia University); M.A. (McGill University)
Yiddish Literature in Yiddish and American Jewish Literature

Yuri Vedenyapin, B.A. (Harvard), Ph.D. (Columbia)

Course Lecturers

Liane Alitowski, B. Music, M. Music (Indiana University), D.M.A. (Stony Brook University)
Jewish Music and Society

Garry Beitel, B.A., M.A. Film and Communications (McGill University)

Rina Michaeli, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Fellows


Ofer Dynes, M.A (Tel-Aviv University). Ph.D (Harvard University)

Jessica Roda, B.A, M.A (Sorbonne University). Ph.D (Sorbonne University-Université de Montréal)


Amit Assis, B.A. (Hebrew University), M.A. (Bar Ilan University), Ph.D. ((Bar Ilan University)
Native Israeli (‘Sabra’) Literature and Culture; Rabbinic Narrative; Spatial Culture; Cultural and literary Semiotics; Authorship Function in Jewish Studies; Digital Textuality

Igor H. de Souza, B.A. (University of Tennessee ), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Chicago)
Jewish Thought and Textuality; Sephardic Jewish Culture (Portugal & Portuguese Diaspora)

Ori Yehudai, B.A., M.A., (Tel Aviv University), M.A., Ph.D.(University of Chicago)
Modern Jewish history; Zionism and the State of Israel; migration and displacement; the Holocaust and its aftermath