Faculty

Scott Aaron, Adjunct Instructor of Jewish Education. BA, University of Cincinnati; JD, University of Toledo; MA, Rabbinical Ordination, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Nancy Abramson, Senior Lecturer of Hazzanut. BA, Columbia University; BHL, The Jewish Theological Seminary; MA, Teachers College, Columbia University

Ron Androphy, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bible and Its Interpretation. BA, Brandeis University; MA, Rabbinical Ordination, PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Rachel Ain, Adjunct Lecturer of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, Barnard College, Columbia University; BA, MA, Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Cila Allon, Adjunct Lecturer of Hebrew Language. BA, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ellen Miller Arad, Adjunct Instructor of Jewish Music. BA, Brandeis University; MA, New York University; MA, MSM, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Carl Astor, Adjunct Assistant of Professor of Midrash and Scriptural Interpretation. BA, University of Pennsylvania, Rabbinical Ordination, PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Ofra Backenroth, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jewish Education. BA, Tel Aviv University; MFA, Teachers College, Columbia University; EdD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Noah Bickart, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics. BA, University of Chicago; Rabbinical Ordination and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Mary Boys, Adjunct Professor of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, Fort Wright College of the Holy Names; MA, EdD, Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary

Yonatan Brafman, Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought. BA, MA, PhD, Columbia University

Steven Brown, Adjunct Associate Professor of Jewish Education. BA, Columbia University; BA, The Jewish Theological Seminary; MA, EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University; MHL, Rabbinical Ordination, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Joseph A. Brodie, Vice President Emeritus. BS, Columbia University; BRE, MHL, Rabbinical Ordination, and DD (hon.), The Jewish Theological Seminary

Joel Caplan, Adjunct Instructor of Hazzanut. BS, Upsala College; BSM, Diploma of Hazzan, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Susan Chevlowe, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jewish Art and Visual Culture. AB, Vassar College; MA and MPhil, City University of New York; PhD, City University of New York

Burton I. Cohen, Associate Professor Emeritus. BA, Roosevelt University; MHL and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary; MA and PhD, University of Chicago

Gerald Cohen, Assistant Professor of Music. BA, Yale University; MA and DMA, Columbia University

Alan M. Cooper, Elaine Ravich Professor of Jewish Studies. BA, Columbia College; PhD, Yale University

Neil Danzig, Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics and Geonic Literature. BA, MA, Rabbinical Ordination, and PhD, Yeshiva University

Aryeh Davidson, Assistant Professor of Jewish Education. BA, Columbia University; BHL, The Jewish Theological Seminary; MA and PhD, Columbia University

Ruth Decalo, Adjunct Instructor; BA, University of Florida; MA, The George Washington University

Eliezer B. Diamond, Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics. BA, MS, and Rabbinical Ordination, Yeshiva University; PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Ryan Dulkin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Midrash. 

Marsha Bryan Edelman, Adjunct Professor of Hazzanut. BA, Barnard College, Columbia University; BSM, BHL, and MSM, The Jewish Theological Seminary; MEd and EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University

Arnold M. Eisen, Professor of Jewish Thought. BA, University of Pennsylvania; BPhil, Oxford University; PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Shira D. Epstein, Assistant Professor of Jewish Education. BA, Brown University; MA, New York University; EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University

Perry Fine, Adjunct Instructor of Hazzanut. BS, Towson State University; MA, University of Michigan; MSM, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Eitan Fishbane, Associate Professor of Jewish Thought. BA and PhD, Brandeis University

David Fishman, Professor of Jewish History. BA, Yeshiva University; AM and PhD, Harvard University

Israel Francus, Judge Abraham Lieberman Distinguished Service Professor of Talmudic Exegesis. BS, Columbia University; BRE, MHL, and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary; MA, Teachers College, Columbia University; PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Shamma Friedman, Distinguished Service Professor and Benjamin and Minna Reeves Chair of Talmud and Rabbinics. BA, University of Pennsylvania; BHL, Gratz College; MHL, Rabbinical Ordination, and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Benjamin R. Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History. BA, Brooklyn College; PhD, Columbia University

Stephen P. Garfinkel, Assistant Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages. BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Rabbinical Ordination, and DHL (hon.), The Jewish Theological Seminary; MA and PhD, Columbia University

Lisa Gelber, Instructor of Professional Skills. AB, Amherst College; BLit, University of Judaism; MA, Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Stephen A. Geller, Irma Cameron Milstein Chair in Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages. BA, Cornell University; MHL and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary; PhD, Harvard University

Edward M. Gershfield, Associate Professor Emeritus of Talmud. BA, University of Manitoba; MA, Columbia University; MA, Teachers College, Columbia University; MHL and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary; DPhil, Oxford University

Neil Gillman, Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy. BA, McGill University; MHL and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary; PhD, Columbia University

Laura Gold, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, Princeton University; PhD, University of Michigan; Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Orna Goldman, Adjunct Instructor of Hebrew Language

Michael B. Greenbaum, Vice Chancellor Emeritus. BS, University of Miami; MHL, Rabbinical Ordination, and DHL (hon.), The Jewish Theological Seminary; MEd and EdD, Columbia University

Hillel Gruenberg, Post Doctoral Fellow in Ancient Jewish Studies. BA, Binghamton University

Robert A. Harris, Associate Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages. BA, Columbia University; BHL, MA, Rabbinical Ordination, and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Judith Hauptman, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics. BA, Barnard College; BHL, MA, and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Walter Herzberg, Assistant Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages and Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, MA, Yeshiva University; MS, Columbia University; PhD, New York University

Natasha Hirschhorn, Adjunct Lecturer of Music. BA, The Gnessins College in Moscow, Russia; MA, Kiev State Conservatory, Ukraine; Hazzan Ordination, Academy for Jewish Religion

David Hoffman, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Talmud. BA, Columbia University; BA, MA, Rabbinical Ordination, and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Avraham Holtz, Simon H. Fabian Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Literature. BA, Brooklyn College; Diploma, Herzliah Hebrew Teachers Institute-Jewish Teachers Seminary; MHL, Rabbinical Ordination, and DHL, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Barry Holtz, Theodore and Florence Baumritter Professor of Jewish Education. BA, Tufts University; MA and PhD, Brandeis University

Carol K. Ingall, Dr. Bernard Heller Professor Emerita of Jewish Education. BA, Barnard College; BHL, The Jewish Theological Seminary; MAT, University of Chicago; MLS, University of Rhode Island; EdD, Boston University

Alison Joseph, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bible. BA, Barnard College; BA, The Jewish Theological Seminary; MA, Emory University; PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Amy Kalmanofsky, Associate Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages. BA, Wesleyan University; MHL and Rabbinical Ordination, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; MPhil and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Richard L. Kalmin, Theodore R. Racoosin Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics. BA, Brown University; MA and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Barry Dov Katz, Adjunct Lecturer of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Meredith Katz, Clinical Assistant Professor of Jewish Education. BA, Stanford University; MA, Columbia University; MA, Teachers College, Columbia University

Elie Kaunfer, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Liturgy. BA, Harvard University; MA, Rabbinical Ordination, PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Robert Kieval, Adjunct Instructor of Hazzanut, Coach of Hazzanut. DMus (hon.), The Jewish Theological Seminary

Shira Kohn, Assistant Professor of Jewish History and Modern Jewish Studies. BA, Ohio State University

David C. Kraemer, Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics. BA, Brandeis University; MA and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Jeffrey S. Kress, Associate Professor of Jewish Education. BA, University of Pennsylvania; MS and PhD, Rutgers University

Nitza Krohn, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language. BA and Teacher's Diploma, Tel Aviv University; MA, Queens College; EdD, Columbia University

Marjorie Lehman, Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics. BA, Wellesley College; MA and PhD, Columbia University

Morton Leifman, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Liturgy. BA, New York University; MHL, Rabbinical Ordination, and DD (hon.), The Jewish Theological Seminary

Anne Lapidus Lerner, Assistant Professor Emerita of Jewish Literature. BJEd and MHL, Hebrew College; AB, Radcliffe College; AM and PhD, Harvard University

Nachum Lerner, Adjunct Instructor of Jewish Literature. BA, University of Pennsylvania

Yitzhak Lewis, Adjunct Instructor of Hebrew Language. BA, Hebrew University; MA, MPhil, Columbia University

Jonathan Lipnick, Adjunct Lecturer of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, University of Maryland; Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary; MSEd, Bank Street College of Education

Barbara Mann, Simon H. Fabian Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature. BA, Boston University; MA, New York University; PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Vivian B. Mann, Adjunct Professor of Art History. BA, University of Washington; MA, Wichita State University; PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

David Marcus, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages. BA, Trinity College, Dublin; MA, Cambridge University; PhD, Columbia University

Miriam Meir, Lecturer of Hebrew Language. BA, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jacob Mendelson, Adjunct Instructor of Hazzanut. BA, Hebrew Union College - Institute of Religion; MusD, Hebrew Union College

David Mendelsson, Adjunct Instructor of Jewish Education. BA, Manchester University; MA and PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jonathan Milgram, Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics. BA, The Jewish Theological Seminary; BA, Columbia University; MA and Rabbinical Ordination, Yeshiva University; MA and PhD, Bar-Ilan University

Eric Miller, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ancient Jewish History

Alan Mintz, Chana Kekst Professor of Jewish Literature. BA, MA, and PhD, Columbia University

Alan Mittleman, Professor of Jewish Thought. BA, Brandeis University; MA and PhD, Temple University

Alberto Mizrahi, Coach of Hazzanut. BA, University of Cincinnati; Certificate of Hazzan, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Jack Moline, Adjunct Lecturer of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, Northwestern University; BH, American Jewish University; MHL and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Richard Nadel, Coach of Hazzanut. BA, Brooklyn College; Certificate of Hazzan, Cantorial Council of America

Edna Nahshon, Professor of Hebrew Language. BA, Tel Aviv University; PhD, New York University

Nina Nesher, Adjunct Instructor of Hebrew Language. BA, Barnard College; MA and MPhil, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Daniel Nevins, Senior Lecturer of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, Harvard University; MA and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Mayer E. Rabinowitz, Associate Professor Emeritus of Talmud and Rabbinics. BA, BHL, and MA, Yeshiva University; MHL, Rabbinical Ordination, and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Bill Robinson, Assistant Professor of Jewish Education and Dean of the Davidson School. PhD, Rutgers University

Elizabeth Rogers, Musical Accompanist for H. L. Miller Cantorial School. BA and MA, Manhattan School of Music

Joyce Rosenzweig, Adjunct Instructor of Music

David G. Roskies, Sol and Evelyn Henkind Professor of Yiddish Literature. BA, MA, and PhD, Brandeis University

Joel Roth, Louis Finkelstein Professor of Talmud and Jewish Law. AB, Wayne State University; MHL, Rabbinical Ordination, and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Zalman Rothschild, Adjunct Instructor of Jewish Thought.   BA, SUNY Binghamton; MA, Yeshiva University; Rabbinical Ordination, Ariel Institute, Jerusalem; ABD, New York University

Tamara Ruben, Adjunct Instructor of Hebrew Language. BA, Mundelein College; MA, Spertus College of Judaica

Zipora (Tsipi) Rubin, Adjunct Lecturer of Hebrew Language. BA, Tel Aviv University; MA, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Craig Scheff, Adjunct Lecturer of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, Harvard University; JD, Boston University; Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Raymond P. Scheindlin, Professor of Jewish Literature. BA, University of Pennsylvania; Teachers Certificate, Gratz College; MHL and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary; PhD, Columbia University

Menahem Schmelzer, Albert B. and Bernice Cohen Professor Emeritus of Medieval Jewish Literature. University of Budapest; The Jewish Theological Seminary of Hungary; MA, Copenhagen University; Library Diploma, State Library School, Denmark; DHL, The Jewish Theological Seminary; DHL (hon.), Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

Ismar Schorsch, Rabbi Herman Abramovitz Professor of Jewish History and Chancellor Emeritus. BA, Ursinus College; MA and PhD, Columbia University; MHL and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary; LittD (hon), Wittenberg University; LHD (hon.), Ursinus College; Hon. Doctorate, Russian State University for the Humanities; Honorary Doctorate, Tufts University

Marcus Mordecai Schwartz, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics. BA, University of Nebraska; MA, Rabbinical Ordination, and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Irving Lehrman Research Associate Professor of American Jewish History. BA, Barnard College; MA and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Leonard Sharzer, Adjunct Instructor of Jewish Thought. MD, AB, Boston University; MS, University of Iowa Graduate College; MA and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Susan Shevitz, Adjunct Professor of Jewish Education. BA, Columbia University; BHL, The Jewish Theological Seminary; EdM, EdD, Harvard University

Stefanie Siegmund, Women's League Associate Professor of Jewish Gender and Women's Studies. BA, Amherst College; MA and PhD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Daniel Silberbusch, Adjunct Instructor of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, Oberlin College; MA, Union Theological Seminary

Alex Sinclair, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jewish Education. BA and MSt, Balliol College, Oxford; PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Brian Smollett, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Studies

Benjamin D. Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages. BA, Yale University; MA, Brandeis University; PhD, University of Chicago

Simon Spiro, Coach of Hazzanut

Mychal B. Springer, Helen Fried Kirshblum Goldstein Adjunct Lecturer in Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, Yale University; MA and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Ute Steyer, Adjunct Lecturer of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, School of Economics, Berlin; MA and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Faith Steinsnyder, Adjunct Instructor of Hazzanut. BSM, School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Boaz Tarsi, Associate Professor of Jewish Music and Hazzanut. BM, Rubin Academy of Music; MFA and DMA, Cornell University; BSM and Diploma of Hazzan, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Sara Tauber, Assistant Professor of Jewish Education. BA, Yale University; Teaching Certificate, University of California, Berkeley; EdD, The Jewish Theological Seminary

David F. Tilman, Adjunct Associate Professor of Hazzanut. BA, Columbia University; BA, The Jewish Theological Seminary; MA, The Julliard School

Jan Uhrbach, Instructor of Jewish Liturgy.  BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard Law School; Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Abigail Uhrman, Assistant Professor of Jewish Education. BA, University of California, Los Angeles; PhD Candidate, New York University

Aliyah Vinikoor, Instructor of Jewish Professional Leadership.  BA, Barnard College, Columbia University; MSW, Hunter School of Social Work

Burton L. Visotzky, Nathan and Janet Appleman Associate Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies. BA, University of Illinois; EdM, Harvard University; MA, Rabbinical Ordination, PhD, and DHL (hon.), The Jewish Theological Seminary; Life Member, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

Simkha Weintraub, Adjunct Lecturer of Professional and Pastoral Skills. BA, Brandeis University; MS, Columbia University School of Social Work; MA and Rabbinical Ordination, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Jack Wertheimer, Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History. BA and MA, Queens College; PhD, Columbia University

Gil Woodbridge, Adjunct Lecturer of Hebrew Language.