Our world-class faculty are transforming contemporary understanding of Jewish text, pedagogy, and community building. Our students enjoy nurturing mentored relationships, an extraordinarily low faculty-to-student ratio, and daily guidance and support from some of Judaism’s best minds. Leading scholars-practitioners provide professional development training that prepares students for the real-life challenges awaiting them. Our faculty teach, write, and innovate in:
Bible and Cognate Studies: Rabbi David Aaron, Ph.D; Joel Duman, Ed.D.; Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Ph.D.; Nili Fox, Ph.D., Kristine Garroway; Ph.D.; David Gilner, Ph.D.; Samuel Greengus, Ph.D.; David Ilan, Ph.D.; Rabbi Isaac Jerusalmi, Ph.D.; Jason Kalman, Ph.D.; Stephen A. Kaufman, Ph.D.; Yossi Leshem, Ph.D.; Adriane Leveen, Ph.D.; Rabbi David S. Sperling, Ph.D.; Christine Thomas, Ph.D.; Rabbi Andrea L. Weiss, Ph.D.
Contemporary Jewish Studies: Sarah Bunin Benor, Ph.D.; Steven M. Cohen, Ph.D.; Bruce A. Phillips, Ph.D.; Steven F. Windmueller, Ph.D.
History: Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.; Rabbi Martin A. Cohen, Ph.D.; Sharon Gillerman, Ph.D.; Rabbi Uri Herscher, DHL; Joshua Holo, Ph.D.; Adam Kamesar, D.Phil.; Rabbi David Levine, Ph.D.; Michael A. Meyer, Ph.D.; Rabbi Gary P. Zola, Ph.D.
Israel Studies: Lisa Grant, Ph.D.; David Mendelsson, Ph.D.; Wendy Zierler, Ph.D.
Jewish Education: Isa Aron, Ph.D.; Lisa Grant, Ph.D.; Rabbi Samuel Joseph, MAJL; Rabbi Jan Katzew, Ph.D.; Michal Muszkat-Barkan, Ph.D.; Evie Rotstein, Ed.D.; Miriam Heller Stern, Ph.D.; Michael Zeldin, Ph.D.
Language and Literature: Sarah Bunin Benor, Ph.D.; Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D.; Sima Oster Haruv, M.A.; Yossi Leshem, Ph.D.; Zohara Pardes-Feinstein, Ph.D.; Rivka Rosner; Hanna Saggie; Yaffa Weisman, Ph.D.; Wendy Zierler, Ph.D.
Philosophy/Theology: Rabbi Rachel Adler, Ph.D.; Rabbi Yehoyada Amir, Ph.D.; Leah Hochman, Ph.D.; Rabbi Barry S. Kogan, Ph.D.; Sharon Koren, Ph.D.; Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D.; Rabbi Haim Rechnitzer, Ph.D.
Professional Development: Rabbi Renni Altman; Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D.; Rabbi Kenneth Kanter; Madelyn Katz, Ed.D.; Rabbi Jan Katzew, Ph.D.; Rabbi Richard Levy; Rabbi Julie Schwartz; Ruchama Weiss, Ph.D.; Rabbi Nancy Wiener, D.Min.
Rabbinics and Liturgy: Rabbi Lewis M. Barth, Ph.D.; Rabbi Michael Chernick, Ph.D.; Rabbi Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D.; Rabbi Norman J. Cohen, Ph.D.; Rabbi Shlomo Fox; Rabbi Edward A. Goldman, Ph.D.; Alyssa Gray, Ph.D.; Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D.; Jason Kalman, Ph.D.; Rabbi David Levine, Ph.D.; Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D.; Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D.; Zohara Pardes-Feinstein, Ph.D.; Rabbi Stephen M. Passamaneck, Ph.D.; Rabbi Richard S. Sarason, Ph.D.; Rabbi Mark Washofsky, Ph.D.; Rabbi Dvora E. Weisberg, Ph.D.; Ruchama Weiss, Ph.D.
Religions: Rabbi Michael J. Cook, Ph.D.; Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D.; Rabbi Joshua Garroway, Ph.D.
Sacred Music: Cantor Richard Cohn, Cantor Tamar Havilio; Cantor Benjie E. Schiller; Cantor Eliyahu Schleifer, Ph.D.; Cantor Yvon F. Shore
Within these academic fields, faculty specialize in a broad range of research areas, including: