Academic Advisory Committee

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Academic Advisory Committee is a group of nearly 100 scholars from universities in the U.S. and abroad. Prominent artists, journalists and professionals are also part of this prestigious group. Members of the AAC lend their invaluable expertise to the ongoing work of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, particularly in the review process of our annual research awards.

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Ancient History/Bible
  • Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University
  • Barbara Nathanson Geller, Wellesley College
Arts, Music & Dance
  • Edna Aizenberg, Manhattan Marrymount College
  • Gannit Ankori, Brandeis University
  • Andi Arnovitz, Paper Artist, Jerusalem
  • Lynne Avadenka, Land Marks Press
  • Heléne Aylon, Installation Artist, New York City
  • Judy Batalion, Writer / Performer, Brooklyn
  • Nancy Berman, Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
  • Eric Chasalow, Brandeis University
  • Rebecca Cypess, New England Conservatory
  • Susan Dibble, Brandeis University
  • Krysia Fisher, YIVO
  • Joshua Jacobson, Northeastern University
  • Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, Curator, New York
  • Ellen Kellman, Brandeis University
  • Gail Levin, Baruch College
  • Devora Liss, Museum of Art, Ein Harod
  • Vanessa Paloma, Independent Scholar & Performance Artist
  • Wendy Rabinowitz, Weaver, Pittsfield, MA
  • Joan Roth, Photographer, New York City
  • Nina S. Spiegel, Portland State University
  • Leslie Starobin, Framingham State College
  • Linda Zisquit, Art Space Gallery
Film
  • Einat Kapach, Ma'aleh Film School
  • Aviva Kempner, Washington, D.C.
  • Sharon Pucker Rivo, Brandeis University
  • Sarah Rubin, Boston Jewish Film Festival
  • Carol Siegel, Washington State University
  • Liliane Targownik, Israel
History
  • Joyce Antler, Brandeis University
  • Phyllis Albert, Harvard University
  • Katherine E. Aron-Beller, Hebrew University
  • Judith Baskin, University of Oregon
  • Elisheva Baumgarten, Hebrew University
  • Aviva Ben-Ur, University of Massachusetts
  • Michal Ben Ya’akov, Efrata College for Education
  • Susan Berrin, Sh’ma  
  • Esther Carmel-Hakim, University of Haifa
  • Ellen Cassedy, Writer, Takoma Park
  • Jonathan Decter, Brandeis University
  • Lois Dubin, Smith College
  • Deborah Dwork, Clark University
  • Deborah Skolnick Einhorn, Hebrew College
  • David Ellenson, Brandeis University
  • Rachel Fish, Brandeis University
  • ChaeRan Freeze, Brandeis University
  • Tuvia Friling, Ben Gurion University
  • Kinga Frojimovics, Yad Vashem Archives
  • Josette Goldish, Independent scholar
  • Karla Goldman, University of Michigan
  • Alexandra Herzog, Boston University
  • Rita Horváth, Yad Vashem Mahon
  • Jenna Weissman Joselit, George Washington University
  • Robin Judd, Ohio State University,
  • Melissa Klapper, Rowan University
  • Pnina Lahav, Boston University
  • Renée Levine Melammed, Schechter Institute
  • Shulamit Magnus, Oberlin University
  • Fran Malino, Wellesley College
  • Joanna Michlic, Bristol University
  • Pamela Nadell, American University
  • Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University
  • Mark Raider, University of Cincinnati
  • Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis University
  • Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman, Bar-Ilan University
  • Moshe Rosman, Bar-Ilan University
  • Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University
  • Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Susan Shapiro, University of MA/Amherst
  • Eugene Sheppard, Brandeis University
  • Margalit Shilo, Bar Ilan University
  • Ellen Smith, American Jewish Historical Society
  • Haim Sperber, Western Galilee College
  • Ilana Szobel, Brandeis University
  • S. Ilan Troen, Brandeis University/Ben Gurion University
  • Dalia Wassner, HBI
Literature & Cultural Studies
  • Julia Creet, York University
  • Sylvia Fuks Fried, Brandeis University
  • Ellen Golub, Salem State University
  • Alexandra Herzog, Boston University
  • Eva Hoffman, Tufts University
  • Sarah Horowitz, York University
  • Ellen Kellman, Brandeis University
  • Hannah Kliger, Penn State University
  • Lori Lefkovitz, Northeastern University
  • Judith M. Lewin, Union College
  • Bernice Lerner, Boston University
  • Nina Lichtenstein, Trinity College
  • Vivian Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Leslie Morris, University of Minnesota
  • Ari Ofengeneden, Brandeis University
  • Theodore A. Perry, University of Connecticut
  • Reina Reiner, Talpiot Academic College in Holon
Rabbinics/Religion
  • Rabbi Sharon Anisfeld, Hebrew College
  • Anne Lapidus Lerner, JTS
  • Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Philadelphia, PA
  • Blu Greenberg, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
  • Tova Hartman, Bar Ilan University
  • Reuven Kimelman, Brandeis University
  • Ruth Langer, Boston College
  • Rochelle L. Millen, Wittenberg University
  • Inbar Raveh, Bar Ilan University
  • Tamar Ross, Bar Ilan University
  • Ellen Umansky, Fairfield University
  • Cantor Laurel Zar-Kessler, Newton
  • Devorah Zlochower, Drisha Institute
Science, Health & Medicine
  • Julie Cwikel, Ben Gurion University 
  • Janna Kaplan, Brandeis University
  • Shifra Shvarts, Ben Gurion University
Social Sciences
  • Howard Adelman, Queens University
  • Arlene Dallalfar, Lesley College
  • Tamar El Or, Hebrew University
  • Ari Engelberg, Hebrew University
  • Rachel Fish, Brandeis University
  • Janet Freedman, Emeritus, S. Dartmouth, MA
  • Lynn Davidman, University of Kansas
  • Sylvia Barack Fishman, Brandeis University
  • Michal Frenkel, Hebrew University
  • Rela Mintz Geffen, Baltimore Hebrew University
  • Nora Gold, University of Toronto
  • Alice Goldstein, Brown University
  • Beatriz Gurevich, Universidad del CEMA
  • Tova Hartman, Bar-Ilan University
  • Hanna Herzog, Tel Aviv University
  • Sherry Israel, Brandeis University
  • Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Brandeis University
  • Norma Baumel Joseph, Concordia University
  • Eyal Katvan, Bar-Ilan University
  • Debra Kaufman, Northeastern University
  • Jonathan Krasner, Brandeis University
  • Margie Lachman, Brandeis University
  • Hagar Lahav, Sapir College
  • Jon Levisohn, Brandeis University
  • Debra Majeed, Beloit College
  • Keren McGinity, Brandeis University
  • Phyllis Mutschler, Brandeis University
  • Loraine Obler, Boston University
  • Vanessa Ochs, University of Virginia
  • Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota
  • Shulamit Reinharz, Brandeis University
  • Larissa Remminick, Bar-Ilan University
  • Amy Sales, Brandeis University
  • Marleena Schmool, Gt. Britain
  • Susan Sered, Suffolk University
  • Kay Shelemay, Harvard University
  • Susan Shevitz, Brandeis University
  • Jael Silliman, India
  • Elana Maryles Sztokman, Center for Jewish Feminism
  • Ephraim Tabory, Bar-Ilan University
  • Lea Taragin-Zeller, Hebrew University
  • Shelly Tenenbaum, Clark University
  • Chava Weissler, Lehigh University
  • Lenore Weitzman, George Mason University
Writers
  • Marjorie Agosin, Wellesley College
  • Shulamit Gilboa, Israel
  • Ruth Ellen Gruber, Italy
  • Katherine Hellerstein, University of Pennsylvania
  • Judith Katz, University of Minnesota
  • Francine Klagsbrun, New York
  • Naomi Myrvaagnes, Brandeis University
  • Alicia Ostriker, Princeton
  • Susan Weidman Schneider, Lilith
  • Ruth Knafo Setton, Lehigh University
  • Laura Silver, Brooklyn