Jeff Marx - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Jeff Marx, Rabbi

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Visiting Instructor

HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Rhea Hirsch School of Education, Los Angeles
Academic Field: 
Jewish Education
Research Interests: 
American Jewish Immigration

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Selected Publications and Edited Works

“Philadelphia Comes to New York: The Marketing of Cream Cheese in New York State, 1880-1900,” New York History: Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association and the State University of New York-College at Oneonta 96, no. 2 (2015).

“The Role of Western Religious Values in Peacemaking for Divorcing Families,” Family Court Review 53, no. 3 (2015).

"The Origins and Development of Cream Cheese in America," Food, Culture & Society 15, no. 2 (2012).

"Jewish Agricultural Colonies in Kansas," Avotaynu 26, no. 2 (2010).

”Give Me My Childhood Again: A History of the Grand St. Boys Club," American Jewish Archives, Fall/Winter, 1991.

Current and Future Courses
EDU 615: Liturgy Practicum
Public Lecture Topics
"The Whole Shmear: How America Brought Cream Cheese to the Jews"