Foundation for Jewish Studies Speakers

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  • Gideon Amir

    Gideon Amir

    Gideon Amir is a frequent lecturer of Judaic studies and especially Biblical topics in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Reuven Hammer

    Rabbi Reuven Hammer

    Reuven Hammer is a Conservative rabbi, scholar of Jewish liturgy, author, lecturer, a founder of the Masorti movement in Israel and a past president of the International Rabbinical Assembly.
  • Miriam Isaacs

    Dr. Miriam Isaacs

    Dr. Miriam Isaacs is a linguist and professor of Yiddish culture in Washington, D.C.  
  • Marsha Rozenblit

    Dr. Marsha Rozenblit

    Dr. Marsha Rozenblit is the Director of Graduate Studies of the History Department, University of Maryland.
  • David Ruderman

    Professor David Ruderman

    Prof. David B. Ruderman is the Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History and was the Ella Darivoff Director of the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1994-2014.
  • Benjamin Sommer

    Dr. Benjamin Sommer

    Dr. Benjamin Sommer is Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
  • Multiple Speakers

    Multiple Speakers

    Programs with multiple speakers and/or speaker panels.
  • Lauren B. Strauss

    Dr. Lauren B. Strauss

    Foundation for Jewish Studies
    Dr. Strauss has taught modern Jewish literature and history for many years as both a university professor and a teacher of adult education.  

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