Dr. David S. Mendelsson has been promoted to Parallel Assistant Professor of Jewish History and Israel Studies at the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Dr. Mendelsson also serves as Director of the Year-in-Israel Program at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem.
Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost, stated, "Our students are blessed to have Dr. Mendelsson, an esteemed scholar and beloved teacher whose academic and intellectual credentials place him at the center of the life of our institution."
Dr. David Mendelsson serves as Director of the Year-In-Israel Program at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem and lectures at the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University, where he teaches the history of the modern state of Israel and the changing nature of Israeli Jewish identity. He has served as Scholar-In-Residence at Brandeis University and Michigan State University. During academic year 2010-2011, he served as Schusterman Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at the University of Southern California and HUC-JIR's Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles. Dr. Mendelsson recently published "Jewish Education in England, 1944-1988: Between Integration and Separation" (Verlag Peter Lang). David was born in London, England and made Israel his home in 1980.