Dr. Holo is the Dean of HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles and Associate Professor of Jewish History.
He served as Director of the Louchheim School of Judaic Studies at USC from 2006-2010.
Dr. Holo's publications focus on Medieval Jews of the Mediterranean, particularly in the Christian realm. His book, Byzantine Jewry in the Mediterranean Economy, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.
“Both Byzantine and Jewish? The Extent and Limits of Jewish Integration in Middle Byzantine Society.” In Negotiating Co-Existence: Communities, Cultures and ‘Convivencia’ in Byzantine Society. Eds. B. Crostini and S. La Porta. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2013
“Thoughts on Gershom b. Judah and the Italian Roots of Early Ashkenazic Jewry.” In Pesher Naḥum: Texts and Studies in Jewish History and Literature from Antiquity to the Middle Ages Presented to Norman Golb. Eds. J. Kraemer, M. Wechsler; Assoc. eds. F. Donner, J. Holo and D. Pardee. Chicago: Oriental Institute Press, 2011
Byzantine Jewry in the Mediterranean Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 (Awarded the 2004 Koret Foundation Jewish Studies Publications Program Subsidy)