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Sylvia Barack Fishman
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(781) 736-2065

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Sylvia Barack Fishman


Sylvia Barack Fishman

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 seven 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.  She is currently working on a book entitled Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families: Paradoxes of the Gender Revolution.

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