NEJS Faculty

Sylvia Barack Fishman

Sylvia Barack Fishman

Joseph and Esther Foster Professor in Judaic Studies
Co-Director, Hadassah Brandeis Institute





Contact Information

(781) 736-2065
(781) 736-2070 FAX
fishman@brandeis.edu


Office

Lown 308


Mailing Address

Sylvia Barack Fishman
Brandeis University
MS 054
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110


Degrees

Washington University, Ph.D.
New York University, M.A.
Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, B.A.


Profile

Sylvia Barack Fishman is the Joseph and Esther Foster Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life and also co-director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. Professor Fishman is the author of eight books and numerous articles on the interplay of American and Jewish values, the impact of Jewish education, gender transformations, Jewish families and intermarriage, contemporary Jewish literature and film, and young American Jewish leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs and their attitudes toward Israel and Jewish peoplehood.  Her most recent book is Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families: Paradoxes of a Social Revolution. Professor Fishman received the Marshall Sklare Award from the Association of the Social Scientific Study of Jewry in 2014.



Selected Publications

Professor Fishman is the author of eight books, including The Way into the Varieties of Jewishness, Choosing Jewish: Conversations about Conversion, and Double or Nothing? Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage, as well as numerous articles scholarly journals and monographs. Professor Fishman’s latest book is Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families: Paradoxes of a Social Revolution.