What Folks are Saying

“I cannot thank you enough for the engaging way you led the class. During the past week I have read Heschel’s Sabbath and other chapters in his books–I read Heschel before–but in some ways the writing just appeared as words on the page. You helped to create a fertile field where these thoughts could take root and grow.”
Bruce, Wexner Heritage Fellow
“I wanted to thank you so much for your sessions. It is an exciting subject… your sessions helped me feel more confident in the perpetuation of Judaism through liberal movements. I also loved the session on Zionism. It took me back to my college days.”
Steven, Wexner Heritage Fellow

A Personalized Scholar in Residence Experience

One of the activities I enjoy most is visiting communities around the country to teach, discuss, and learn. My goal is to translate my scholarship in modern Jewish history, Zionism, and Contemporary American Judaism into engaging, relevant and thought-provoking programs for popular audiences.

Over the last few years I have served as a scholar in residence in a number of communities. In addition, I have had the opportunity to serve as a repeat faculty member of the Wexner Heritage Program, Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, and the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning.

I am happy to tailor programs to your communities’ particular needs/interests. Here are a few possible themes to start the conversation.

Topics

 The Problem with Peoplehood: Rethinking Jewish Collectivity in an Obama Era. 
Forgotten Paths in the History of Jewish Nationalism and why they matter today.
Israel in the American Jewish Imagination.
Strategies for Justifying Judaism in the Modern World.
What’s with Young Jews Today?.