Dr. Jack Wertheimer is the Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History.
Dr. Wertheimer writes on American Jewish religious, educational and communal life since World War II, with a special focus on the contemporary scene. Among his dozen books are edited volumes on the connection between families and Jewish education (Family Matters), a two-volume history of JTS titled Tradition Renewed, a two volume edited collection of essays on Jewish Religious Leadership-Image and Reality and a study of young Jewish leaders (The New Jewish Leaders). He has written dozens of essays in Mosaic, on online journal.
"How Synagogues Renew Themselves"
"The Pew Study Re-analyzed"
"The Changing Jewish Family: How Should We Respond?"
"Jewish Education Today: A Revolution in the Making"
"Walking the Tightrope: The Tension Between American and Jewish Values"
"The Current Condition of American Judaism"
American Jewish History
The Contemporary American Jewish Community
Trends in Religious Life