Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History
Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership
Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
American Jewish History & Life; Jews in the Americas.
Yale University, Ph.D.
Yale University, M.Phil.
Yale University, M.A.
Brandeis University, M.A.
Brandeis University, B.A.
Hebrew College, B.H.L.
Awards and Honors
Finalist, National Jewish Book Award for WHEN GENERAL GRANT EXPELLED THE JEWS (2013)
Zvi Cohen Leadership & Legacy Award, The Vilna Shul: Boston’s Center Jewish Culture (2012)
Honorary Doctorate, Hebrew College, Boston, Massachusetts (2011)
Invited to Deliver Stroum Lectures at the University of Washington (2011)
Klal Yisrael Award, Synagogue Council of Massachusetts (2011)
Martin E. Marty Award for Public Understanding of Religion, Am. Academy of Religion, 2011 (2011)
Inaugurated the new Celebrate 350 Lecture in American Jewish History at New York Public Library (2010)
Finalist, National Jewish Book Award in Jewish Family Literature - A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE (2009)
Honorary Doctoral Degree from Gratz College (2009)
Inducted, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009)
Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing, Social Studies Textbooks , Grades 6-8. (2007)
Invited to join Washington Post/Newsweek "On Faith" On-Line Conversation Panel (2006)
Temple Ohabei Shalom Brotherhood Synagogue Person of the Year Award (2006)
Akiba Award, American Jewish Committee (2005)
Finalist, 2005 Koret Jewish Book Award (2005)
Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute 2005 Prize for the Best Book in American Jewish Studies (2005)
The Marshall Sklare Award of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (2002 - 2003)
Bureau of Jewish Education Award (2001)
Lady Davis Fellowship (2001)
Benjamin J. Shevach Memorial Award, Hebrew College, as "consummate example of the Jewish educator" (2000 - 2001)
Chair, Academic Advisory and Editorial Board, Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (1999)
Choice Outstanding Book Academic Book (Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience) (1998)
Steering Committee, North American Religions Section, American Academy of Religion (1997 - 1998)
Board of Fellows, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (1996 - 1997)
National Endowment for Humanities Senior Fellowship (1994 - 1995)
Chair, Academic Council, American Jewish Historical Society (1992 - 1993)
American Council of Learned Societies (1982)
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (1982 - 1983)
National Jewish Book Award finalist (Jacksonian Jew) (1981)
Rapoport Fellow in American Jewish History, American Jewish Archives (1979 - 1980)
Loewenstein-Wiener Fellow, American Jewish Archives (1977)
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (1977 - 1979)
National Foundation for Jewish Culture (1977 - 1979)
Seltzer-Brodsky Prize Essay, YIVO Institute (1977)
Fellow, Hebrew Free Loan Association, American Jewish Historical Society (1974 - 1975)
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|NEJS||162b||It Couldn't Happen Here: Three American Anti-Semitic Episodes|
|NEJS||164a||Judaism Confronts America|
|NEJS||232a||Research and Archival Methods in Modern Jewish History|
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