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Faculty Speakers Bureau

Bringing our faculty to your community.

Our faculty have extensive experience speaking to audiences beyond HUC-JIR, especially at synagogues and community centers. They are known not only for their academic expertise but also for their engaging, accessible presentation styles. They can speak in person or online for groups of any size. Presentations can be tailored to your preferences: lecture, discussion, text study, one-time session, scholar-in-residence weekend, etc. Please email the faculty member directly to make arrangements.

Sample topics:

AJ Berkovitz, “Esther on the Cross: How the Rabbis Used Midrash to Combat Christianity”
Daniel Fisher-Livne, “Where is the Ark of the Covenant—and Why Do People Keep Looking?”
Miriam Heller Stern, “How to Teach Creative Thinking”
Leah Hochman, “Pow! Ka-Blam! Hai-Ja! Comics, Graphic Novels, and Jewish Superheroes for the 21st Century”
Jason Kalman, “Bigfoot, Elvis, and Aliens: The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Popular Imagination”
Evan Kent, “It’s More than Kumbaya: Music at Jewish Summer Camps and Jewish Identity”
Sharon Koren, “Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah”
Michael Marmur, “Judaism and Human Rights”
Dalia Marx, “When and Why the Kaddish Became the Prayer of the Mourners”
Haim Rechnitzer, “New Trends in Israeli Music – From Universalism to Appropriation of Mythical Past”
Sivan Zakai, “How Children Think About the Israeli-Arab/Palestinian Conflict”
Wendy Zierler, “Movies and Midrash”

Browse by area:

Or see the full list of speakers below.

If you have questions or want personalized speaker recommendations, contact Professor Sarah Bunin Benor.

Bible and Cognate Studies

Rabbi David H. Aaron, Ph.D.

Professor of Hebrew Bible and History of Interpretation

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: daaron@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 487-3265

AJ Berkovitz, Ph.D.

Faculty

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: aberkovitz@huc.edu

Martin Cohen, Ph.D.

Adolph S. Ochs Professor of History

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: mcohen@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 877-0173

EXTENSION: 2243

Rabbi Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Ph.D.

The Effie Wise Professor Emerita of Biblical Literature and History

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: teskenazi@huc.edu

Daniel Fisher-Livne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and the Languages of the Near East

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: dfisher@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 221-1875

EXTENSION: 3290

Nili Fox, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, and Archaeology

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: nfox@huc.edu

Kristine Garroway, Ph.D.

Professor of Bible

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: kgarroway@huc.edu

Jason Kalman, Ph.D.

Gottschalk-Slade Chair in Jewish Intellectual History; Co-Director, HUC Press

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: jkalman@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 487-3248

EXTENSION: 3248

Adriane Leveen, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible

CAMPUS: National New York

EMAIL: Aleveen@huc.edu

PHONE: (650) 248-4887

Rabbi Andrea Weiss, Ph.D.

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost; Associate Professor of Bible

CAMPUS: National

EMAIL: aweiss@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2248

Contemporary Jewish Studies

Rabbi Richard Address, D.Min.

Instructor/Adjunct in the D.Min. Program

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: raddress@huc.edu

PHONE: (856) 430-0678

Rabbi Yehoyada Amir, Ph.D.

Professor of Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: yamir@huc.edu

PHONE: 972-2-6203-363

EXTENSION: 363

Sarah Bunin Benor, Ph.D.

Vice Provost; Director, Jewish Language Project; Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Linguistics

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: sbenor@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2187

EXTENSION: 4287

Ariel Berger, Ph.D.

Sally J. Priesand Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: aberger@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2106

EXTENSION: 4206

Wynd Harris, Ph.D., D.Min.

Director of Research, Interfaith Doctor of Ministry Program

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: wynd.harris@huc.edu

PHONE: (203) 517-9341

Miriam Heller Stern, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Educational Strategy; Director, School of Education; Associate Professor

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: mstern@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2116

EXTENSION: 4216

Leah Hochman, Ph.D.

Director, Louchheim School of Judaic Studies; Associate Professor of Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: lhochman@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2114

Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D.

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: dmarx@huc.edu

PHONE: (972) 2 6203327

Daniel May, Ph.D.

Instructor

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: dmay@huc.edu

Bruce Phillips, Ph.D.

Professor of Jewish Communal Service

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: bphillips@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2151

Ben Ratskoff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish History and Culture

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: bratskoff@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2150

EXTENSION: 4250

Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Studies

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: swindmueller@huc.edu

PHONE: (310) 487-8143

Sivan Zakai, Ph.D.

Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: szakai@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 749-3424

History

Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of History

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: cbalin@huc.edu

Ariel Berger, Ph.D.

Sally J. Priesand Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: aberger@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2106

EXTENSION: 4206

AJ Berkovitz, Ph.D.

Faculty

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: aberkovitz@huc.edu

Martin Cohen, Ph.D.

Adolph S. Ochs Professor of History

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: mcohen@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 877-0173

EXTENSION: 2243

Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D.

Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: rfirestone@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2139

Rabbi Joshua D. Garroway, Ph.D.

Dean, Los Angeles Campus

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: jgarroway@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2175

Rabbi Jonathan Hecht

Dean, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

CAMPUS: Cincinnati National

EMAIL: jhecht@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 221-1875

EXTENSION: 3255

Miriam Heller Stern, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Educational Strategy; Director, School of Education; Associate Professor

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: mstern@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2116

EXTENSION: 4216

Leah Hochman, Ph.D.

Director, Louchheim School of Judaic Studies; Associate Professor of Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: lhochman@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2114

Joshua Holo, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Resources; Associate Professor of Jewish History

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: jholo@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2100

Sharon Koren, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medieval Jewish Culture

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: skoren@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2280

EXTENSION: 2280

Rabbi David Levine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Talmud and Halacha

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: dlevine@huc.edu

PHONE: 972-2-620-3388

David Mendelsson, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Israel Studies and Modern Jewish History

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: dmendelsson@huc.edu

PHONE: +972 2 6203365

Michael Meyer, Ph.D.

Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History Emeritus

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: mameyer@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 221-1875

Ben Ratskoff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish History and Culture

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: bratskoff@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2150

EXTENSION: 4250

Jean Rosensaft

Senior Advisor to the President; Director, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum

CAMPUS: National New York

EMAIL: jrosensaft@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2209

Rabbi Marc Rosenstein, Ph.D., M.H.L, M.A.

Director Emeritus, Israel Rabbinical Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: mrosenstein@huc.edu

PHONE: 972-2-6203385

Rabbi Joseph Skloot, Ph.D.

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual History

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: jskloot@huc.edu

Yifat Thareani, Ph.D.

Archaeologist

EMAIL: ythareani@huc.edu

PHONE: 972543352940

Rabbi Gary Zola, Ph.D.

Executive Director, American Jewish Archives; Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of The American Jewish Experience & Reform Judaism

CAMPUS: Cincinnati National

EMAIL: gzola@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 487-3000

Israel Studies

Rabbi Yehoyada Amir, Ph.D.

Professor of Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: yamir@huc.edu

PHONE: 972-2-6203-363

EXTENSION: 363

Lisa Ansell, M.A.

Hebrew Language Educator

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: lansell@usc.edu

Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D.

Steinberg Emeritus Professor of Human Relations

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: wcutter@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 448-7012

Rabbi Lisa Grant, Ph.D.

Director of the New York Rabbinical Program; Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish Education

CAMPUS: National New York

EMAIL: lgrant@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2237

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

Director of the Year-In-Israel Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: rgreenvald@huc.edu

PHONE: +972 (0)26203365

Jeremy Leigh, M.A.

Coordinator of the Richard J. Scheuer Israel Seminar

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: jleigh@huc.edu

PHONE: 972 2 6203233

David Mendelsson, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Israel Studies and Modern Jewish History

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: dmendelsson@huc.edu

PHONE: +972 2 6203365

Bruce Phillips, Ph.D.

Professor of Jewish Communal Service

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: bphillips@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2151

Rabbi Haim Rechnitzer, Ph.D.

Professor of Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: hrechnitzer@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 487-3267

Nachman Shai, Ph.D.

Dean, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: nshai@huc.edu

PHONE: (002) 620-3334

EXTENSION: 334

Sivan Zakai, Ph.D.

Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: szakai@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 749-3424

Rabbi Wendy Zierler, Ph.D.

Sigmund Falk Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: wzierler@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2286

Jewish Education

Lauren Applebaum, Ed.D.

Director of DeLeT Programs

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: lapplebaum@huc.edu

Isa Aron, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: isa.aron@huc.edu

Rabbi Talia Avnon-Benveniste

Director of the Israel Rabbinical Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: tavnon@huc.edu

Sarah Bunin Benor, Ph.D.

Vice Provost; Director, Jewish Language Project; Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Linguistics

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: sbenor@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2187

EXTENSION: 4287

Rabbi Lisa Grant, Ph.D.

Director of the New York Rabbinical Program; Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish Education

CAMPUS: National New York

EMAIL: lgrant@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2237

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

Director of the Year-In-Israel Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: rgreenvald@huc.edu

PHONE: +972 (0)26203365

Miriam Heller Stern, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Educational Strategy; Director, School of Education; Associate Professor

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: mstern@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2116

EXTENSION: 4216

Lesley Litman, Ed.D.

Director, Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education; Coordinator, Faculty Instructional Support

CAMPUS: National

EMAIL: llitman@huc.edu

PHONE: (781) 710-7882

Michal Muszkat-Barkan, Ph.D.

Head of Education and Professional Development Department; Professor of Jewish Education Parallel Track

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: mmuszkatbarkan@huc.edu

PHONE: (972) 26203384

Rabbi Laura Novak Winer, Ed.D.

Director, Master of Educational Leadership Program

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: lwiner@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2190

Evie Rotstein, Ed.D.

Senior Education Advisor

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: erotstein@huc.edu

Sivan Zakai, Ph.D.

Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: szakai@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 749-3424

Michael Zeldin, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Jewish Education

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: mzeldin@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2155

Language and Literature

Hagit Arieli-Chai

Coordinator of Hebrew Language

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: harielichai@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 749-3424

AJ Berkovitz, Ph.D.

Faculty

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: aberkovitz@huc.edu

Sarah Bunin Benor, Ph.D.

Vice Provost; Director, Jewish Language Project; Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Linguistics

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: sbenor@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2187

EXTENSION: 4287

Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D.

Steinberg Emeritus Professor of Human Relations

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: wcutter@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 448-7012

Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D.

Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: rfirestone@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2139

Daniel Fisher-Livne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and the Languages of the Near East

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: dfisher@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 221-1875

EXTENSION: 3290

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

Director of the Year-In-Israel Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: rgreenvald@huc.edu

PHONE: +972 (0)26203365

Leah Hochman, Ph.D.

Director, Louchheim School of Judaic Studies; Associate Professor of Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: lhochman@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2114

Jason Kalman, Ph.D.

Gottschalk-Slade Chair in Jewish Intellectual History; Co-Director, HUC Press

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: jkalman@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 487-3248

EXTENSION: 3248

Ben Ratskoff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish History and Culture

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: bratskoff@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2150

EXTENSION: 4250

Rivki Rosner

Instructor

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: rrosner@huc.edu

Rabbi Haim Rechnitzer, Ph.D.

Professor of Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: hrechnitzer@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 487-3267

Tammy Khayat-Shapira

Hebrew Instructor

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: tkhayat-shapira@huc.edu

PHONE: 972-547602204

Rabbi Wendy Zierler, Ph.D.

Sigmund Falk Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: wzierler@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2286

Philosophy/Theology

Rabbi Richard Address, D.Min.

Instructor/Adjunct in the D.Min. Program

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: raddress@huc.edu

PHONE: (856) 430-0678

Rabbi Rachel Adler, Ph.D.

Rabbi David Ellenson Professor Emerita of Jewish Religious Thought, Professor Emerita of Modern Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: radler@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 749-3424

EXTENSION: 4257

Rabbi Yehoyada Amir, Ph.D.

Professor of Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: yamir@huc.edu

PHONE: 972-2-6203-363

EXTENSION: 363

Seth Bernstein

Instructor in Theology

CAMPUS: National New York

EMAIL: seth.bernstein@huc.edu

Martin Cohen, Ph.D.

Adolph S. Ochs Professor of History

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: mcohen@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 877-0173

EXTENSION: 2243

Leah Hochman, Ph.D.

Director, Louchheim School of Judaic Studies; Associate Professor of Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: lhochman@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2114

Sharon Koren, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medieval Jewish Culture

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: skoren@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2280

EXTENSION: 2280

Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Jewish Theology

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: mmarmur@huc.edu

PHONE: 972-2-6203-305

Daniel May, Ph.D.

Instructor

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: dmay@huc.edu

Rabbi Haim Rechnitzer, Ph.D.

Professor of Jewish Thought

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: hrechnitzer@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 487-3267

Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.

President; Professor of Political Thought

CAMPUS: National New York

EMAIL: arehfeld@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2201

EXTENSION: 2201

Rabbi Joseph Skloot, Ph.D.

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual History

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: jskloot@huc.edu

Professional Development

Cantor Dana Anesi, D. Min.

Director of Fieldwork

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: danesi@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2274

Seth Bernstein

Instructor in Theology

CAMPUS: National New York

EMAIL: seth.bernstein@huc.edu

Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D.

Steinberg Emeritus Professor of Human Relations

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: wcutter@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 448-7012

Rabbi Kim Geringer, M.S.W.

Clinical Instructor in Clergy Professional Development

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: kgeringer@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2269

Rabbi Lisa Grant, Ph.D.

Director of the New York Rabbinical Program; Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish Education

CAMPUS: National New York

EMAIL: lgrant@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2237

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

Director of the Year-In-Israel Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: rgreenvald@huc.edu

PHONE: +972 (0)26203365

Jennifer R. Harper, M.Div., D.D., NCPsy.A

Program Director, Interfaith Doctor of Ministry Program for Pastoral Care; Instructor

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: jharper@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2262

Wynd Harris, Ph.D., D.Min.

Director of Research, Interfaith Doctor of Ministry Program

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: wynd.harris@huc.edu

PHONE: (203) 517-9341

Rabbi Jonathan Hecht

Dean, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

CAMPUS: Cincinnati National

EMAIL: jhecht@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 221-1875

EXTENSION: 3255

Miriam Heller Stern, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Educational Strategy; Director, School of Education; Associate Professor

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: mstern@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2116

EXTENSION: 4216

Rabbi Samuel Joseph, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Jewish Education and Leadership Development

CAMPUS: Cincinnati National

EMAIL: sjoseph@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 608-9337

Sandra Kazan

Faculty

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: skazan@huc.edu

Joel Kushner, Psy.D.

Director; Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health; Director, Institute for Judaism, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: jkushner@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2140

Rabbi Alona Lisitsa, Ph.D.

Faculty, Year-In-Israel Program and Israeli Rabbinical Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: alisitsa@huc.edu

PHONE: 972545588542

Michal Muszkat-Barkan, Ph.D.

Head of Education and Professional Development Department; Professor of Jewish Education Parallel Track

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: mmuszkatbarkan@huc.edu

PHONE: (972) 26203384

Deborah Sachare, M.S.

Associate Director, Office of Recruitment & Admissions

CAMPUS: National New York

EMAIL: dsachare@huc.edu

PHONE: (347) 470-8075

Cantor Yvon Shore, M.S.M.

Director of Liturgical Arts and Music

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: yshore@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 221-1875

EXTENSION: 3313

Cantor Howard Stahl, M.S.W.

Adjunct Faculty

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: hstahl@huc.edu

Rabbi Nancy Wiener, D.Min.

Founding Director of the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling; Dr. Paul and Trudy Steinberg Distinguished Professor in Human Relations; Fieldwork Coordinator

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: nwiener@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2238

Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Studies

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: swindmueller@huc.edu

PHONE: (310) 487-8143

Rabbinics and Liturgy

Rabbi Talia Avnon-Benveniste

Director of the Israel Rabbinical Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: tavnon@huc.edu

Rabbi Lewis Barth, Ph.D., M.A.H.L., M.A., Psy.D., D.D.

Professor Emeritus of Midrash and Related Literature

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: lbarth@huc.edu

PHONE: (818) 783-4877

AJ Berkovitz, Ph.D.

Faculty

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: aberkovitz@huc.edu

Rabbi Norman Cohen, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Midrash

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: ncohen@huc.edu

PHONE: (914) 525-0775

Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D.

Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: rfirestone@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2139

Rabbi Shlomo Fox

Lecturer

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: shfox@huc.edu

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

Director of the Year-In-Israel Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: rgreenvald@huc.edu

PHONE: +972 (0)26203365

Alyssa Gray, J.D., Ph.D.

Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics; Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: agray@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2284

EXTENSION: 2284

Jason Kalman, Ph.D.

Gottschalk-Slade Chair in Jewish Intellectual History; Co-Director, HUC Press

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: jkalman@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 487-3248

EXTENSION: 3248

Rabbi David Levine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Talmud and Halacha

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: dlevine@huc.edu

PHONE: 972-2-620-3388

Rabbi Alona Lisitsa, Ph.D.

Faculty, Year-In-Israel Program and Israeli Rabbinical Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: alisitsa@huc.edu

PHONE: 972545588542

Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D.

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: dmarx@huc.edu

PHONE: (972) 2 6203327

Rabbi Margaret Wenig, D.D.

Senior Lecturer in Liturgy and Homiletics

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: mwenig@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2241

Rabbi Richard Sarason, Ph.D.

Director, Pines School of Graduate Studies; The Deutsch Family Professor of Rabbinics and Liturgy

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: rsarason@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 221-1875

EXTENSION: 3245

Rabbi Julie S. Schwartz, M.A.H.L., D.D.

Associate Dean, Certified Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education, Adjunct Associate Professor of Human Relations, Director of the Stein Program

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: jschwartz@huc.edu

Cantor Yvon Shore, M.S.M.

Director of Liturgical Arts and Music

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: yshore@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 221-1875

EXTENSION: 3313

Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Ph.D.

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Rabbinics; HUC-JIR Rabbinical School Director

CAMPUS: Los Angeles National

EMAIL: deweisberg@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2103

EXTENSION: 4203

Rabbi Mark Washofsky, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Jewish Law and Practice

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: mwashofsky@huc.edu

Rabbi Nancy Wiener, D.Min.

Founding Director of the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling; Dr. Paul and Trudy Steinberg Distinguished Professor in Human Relations; Fieldwork Coordinator

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: nwiener@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2238

Religions

Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D.

Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: rfirestone@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2139

Rabbi Joshua D. Garroway, Ph.D.

Dean, Los Angeles Campus

CAMPUS: Los Angeles

EMAIL: jgarroway@huc.edu

PHONE: (213) 765-2175

Sacred Music

Cantor Joshua Breitzer, M.M., M.S.M.

Instructor; Cantorial Coach; Advisor

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: jbreitzer@huc.edu

Gordon Dale, Ph.D.

Dr. Jack Gottlieb Scholar in Jewish Music Studies; Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: gdale@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2231

Pedro d'Aquino

Instructor, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: pdaquino@huc.edu

PHONE: (646) 284-3549

Boaz Dorot

Musicianship Instructor in the Cantorial Program

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: boazdorot@gmail.com

PHONE: +972525710877

Evan Kent, D.M.A., M.S.M., M.P.A., B.Mus.

Lecturer in Sacred Music

CAMPUS: Jerusalem

EMAIL: ekent@huc.edu

Merri Lovinger Arian

Professor of Practice in Liturgical Arts and Music Education

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: marian@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2223

EXTENSION: 2223

Rabbi Margaret Wenig, D.D.

Senior Lecturer in Liturgy and Homiletics

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: mwenig@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2241

Joyce Rosenzweig, M.S.

Professor of Practice in Jewish Music and Performance

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: jrosenzweig@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2244

Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller

Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman Professor of Liturgy, Worship and Ritual; Professor of Cantorial Arts

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: bschiller@huc.edu

PHONE: (212) 824-2245

Cantor Yvon Shore, M.S.M.

Director of Liturgical Arts and Music

CAMPUS: Cincinnati

EMAIL: yshore@huc.edu

PHONE: (513) 221-1875

EXTENSION: 3313

Scott Stein

Adjunct Professor

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: sstein@huc.edu

Cantor Josee Wolff, D.Min.

Adjunct Professor of Professional Development; Cantorial Coach; Supervisor in Rabbinic Fieldwork Program

CAMPUS: New York

EMAIL: jwolff@huc.edu


Expertise and Engaging Teaching

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“The faculty at HUC-JIR are renowned for their academic expertise and engaging teaching.”

“The faculty at HUC-JIR are renowned for their academic expertise and engaging teaching.”

“The faculty at HUC-JIR are renowned for their academic expertise and engaging teaching.”

Sarah Bunin Benor
Vice Provost