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.

Ancient History/Bible

  • Marc Brettler, Brandeis University
  • 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
  • Helene Aylon, Installation Artist, New York City
  • Nancy Berman, Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
  • Eric Chasalow, Brandeis University
  • Rebecca Cypess, New England Conservatory
  • Susan Dibble, Brandeis University
  • Joshua Jacobson, Northeastern University
  • Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, Curator, New York
  • Vanessa Paloma, Independent Scholar & Performance Artist
  • Wendy Rabinowitz, Weaver, Pittsfield, MA
  • Yael Reinharz, Artis
  • Joan Roth, Photographer, New York City
  • Ruth Weisberg, University of Southern California
  • Connie Wolf, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, CA
  • Linda Zisquit, Art Space Gallery

Film

  • Einat Kapach, Ma'aleh Film School
  • Aviva Kempner, Washington, D.C.
  • Sharon Pucker Rivo, Brandeis University
  • Joan Micklin Silver Filmmaker, New York, City
  • Liliane Targownik, Germany / Israel

History

  • Joyce Antler, Brandeis University
  • Phyllis Albert, Harvard University
  • Katherine E. Aron-Beller, Hebrew University
  • Judith Baskin, University of Oregon
  • Ruth Behar, University of Michigan
  • Aviva Ben-Ur, University of Massachusetts
  • Susan Berrin, Sh’ma
  • Jonathan Decter, Brandeis University
  • Carol Diament, Consultant, New Rochelle, NY
  • Lois Dubin, Smith College
  • Deborah Dwork, Clark University
  • ChaeRan Freeze, Brandeis University
  • Karla Goldman, University of Michigan
  • Linda Gordon Kuzmack
  • Paula Hyman, Yale University
  • Jenna Weissman Joselit, Princeton University
  • Robin Judd, Ohio State University,
  • Melissa Klapper, Rowan University
  • Yehuda Kurtzer, Brandeis University
  • Pnina Lahav, Boston University
  • Shulamit Magnus, Oberlin University
  • Fran Malino, Wellesley College
  • Joanna Michlic, Brandeis University
  • Pamela Nadell, American University
  • Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University
  • Mark Raider, University of Cincinnati
  • Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis 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
  • Ilana Szobel, Brandeis University
  • S. Ilan Troen, Brandeis University/Ben Gurion University

Literature & Cultural Studies

  • Julia Creet, York University
  • Sylvia Fuks Fried, Brandeis University
  • Eva Hoffman, Tufts University
  • Lori Lefkovitz, Northeastern University
  • Hannah Kliger, Allegheny University
  • Bernice Lerner, Boston University
  • Vivian Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Leslie Morris, University of Minnesota

Rabbinics/Religion

  • Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Blu Greenberg, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
  • Bonna Haberman, Hebrew University
  • Reuven Kimelman, Brandeis University
  • Ruth Langer, Boston College
  • Rochelle L. Millen, Wittenberg University
  • Tamar Ross, Bar Ilan University
  • Ellen Umansky, Fairfield University
  • Cantor Laurel Zar-Kessler, Newton
  • Devorah Zlochower, Drisha Institute

Science/Healing Arts

  • Lois Cronholm, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  • Janna Kaplan, Brandeis University
  • Lisa Lehmann, MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Ethel Schuster, Northern Essex Community College
  • Judith Tsipis, Brandeis University

Social Sciences

  • Howard Adelman, Hebrew University
  • Arlene Dallalfar, Lesley College
  • Lynn Davidman, University of Kansas
  • Lisa Fishbayn, Brandeis University
  • Sylvia Barack Fishman, Brandeis University
  • Janet Freedman, Emeritus, S. Dartmouth, MA
  • Rela Mintz Geffen, Baltimore Hebrew University
  • Alice Goldstein, Brown University
  • Beatriz Gurevich, Universidad del CEMA
  • Hanna Herzog, Tel Aviv University
  • Sherry Israel, Brandeis University
  • Norma Baumel Joseph, Concordia University
  • Debra Kaufman, Northeastern University
  • Margie Lachman, Brandeis University
  • Hagar Lahav, Sapir College
  • 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
  • Len Saxe, Brandeis University
  • Marleena Schmool
  • Susan Sered, Suffolk University
  • Kay Shelemay, Harvard University
  • Susan Shevitz, Brandeis University
  • Laurence Silberstein, Lehigh University
  • Jael Silliman, Ford Foundation
  • Shelly Tenenbaum, Clark University
  • Rhoda Unger, Brandeis University
  • Chava Weissler, Lehigh University
  • Lenore Weitzman, George Mason University

Writers

  • Marjorie Agosin, Wellesley College
  • Helen Epstein, Boston
  • Nora Gold, University of Toronto
  • Francine Klagsbrun, New York
  • Gloria Goldreich, New York
  • Katherine Hellerstein, University of Pennsylvania
  • Naomi Myrvaagnes, Brandeis University
  • Alicia Ostriker, Princeton
  • Ruth Knafo Setton, Lehigh University
  • Susan Weidman Schneider, Lilith