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
  • Jacqueline Vayntrub, Brandeis University
Arts, Music & Dance
  • Edna Aizenberg, Manhattan Marrymount College
  • Gannit Ankori, Brandeis University
  • Andi Arnovitz, Paper Artist, Israel
  • Lynne Avadenka, Land Marks Press
  • Heléne Aylon, Installation Artist, New York 
  • Judy Batalion, Writer / Performer, Brooklyn
  • Rebecca Cypess, New England Conservatory
  • Susan Dibble, Brandeis University
  • Shoshana Gugenheim, Women of the Book
  • Joshua Jacobson, Northeastern University
  • Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, Curator, New York
  • Gail Levin, Baruch College
  • Devora Liss, Museum of Art, Ein Harod
  • Dalya Luttwak, Artist, Maryland
  • Vanessa Paloma, Independent Scholar & Performance Artist, Morocco
  • Wendy Rabinowitz, Weaver, Massachusetts
  • Joan Roth, Photographer, New York 
  • 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
  • Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti, Univeristy College London
  • 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
  • Gelinada Grinchenko, Karazin National University
  • Rita Horváth, Yad Vashem Mahon
  • Jenna Weissman Joselit, George Washington University
  • Laura Jockusch, Brandeis University
  • Robin Judd, Ohio State University,
  • Melissa Klapper, Rowan University
  • Pnina Lahav, Boston University
  • Uta Larkey, Goucher College
  • Shulamit Magnus, Oberlin University
  • Fran Malino, Wellesley College
  • Renée Levine Melammed, Schechter Institute
  • Joanna Michlic, Bristol University
  • Pamela Nadell, American University
  • Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University
  • Mark Raider, University of Cincinnati
  • Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis University
  • Judity Rosenbaum, Jewish Women's Archive
  • 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
  • Dalia Wassner, HBI
  • Galina Zelenina, Russian State Academy for Humanities
Literature & Cultural Studies
  • Julia Creet, York University
  • Liane Curtis, The Rebecca Clarke Society
  • Sylvia Fuks Fried, Brandeis University
  • Ellen Golub, Salem State University
  • Lori Harrison-Kahan, Boston College
  • 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
  • Bernice Lerner, Boston University
  • Judith M. Lewin, Union College
  • Nina Lichtenstein, Trinity College
  • Vivian Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Leslie Morris, University of Minnesota
  • Theodore A. Perry, University of Connecticut
  • Reina Reiner, Talpiot Academic College in Holon
  • Chantal Ringuet, Concordia University
Rabbinics/Religion
  • Rabbi Sharon Anisfeld, Hebrew College
  • Blu Greenberg, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
  • Tova Hartman, Bar Ilan University
  • Ronit Irshai, Bar Ilan University
  • Reuven Kimelman, Brandeis University
  • Rabbi Aryeh Klapper, Center for Modern Torah Leadership
  • Ruth Langer, Boston College
  • Anne Lapidus Lerner, JTS
  • Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Philadelphia, PA
  • 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
  • Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, Bar-Ilan University
Social Sciences
  • Ruth Abusch-Magder, Be'chol Lashon
  • Howard Adelman, Queens University
  • Sara Y. Aharon, Independent
  • Arlene Dallalfar, Lesley College
  • Tamar El Or, Hebrew University
  • Ari Engelberg, Hebrew University
  • Lisa Joffe, HBI
  • Sylvia Barack Fishman, Brandeis University
  • Janet Freedman, Emeritus, S. Dartmouth, MA
  • Lynn Davidman, University of Kansas
  • 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
  • Norma Baumel Joseph, Concordia University
  • Eyal Katvan, Bar-Ilan University
  • Debra Kaufman, Northeastern University
  • Irit Koren, Psychotherapist, Tel Aviv
  • Jonathan Krasner, Brandeis University
  • Margie Lachman, Brandeis University
  • Hagar Lahav, Sapir College
  • Jon Levisohn, Brandeis University
  • Judit Liverant, U. Nacional Autónoma de México(UNAM)
  • Debra Majeed, Beloit College
  • Keren McGinity, Brandeis University
  • Loraine Obler, Boston University
  • Vanessa Ochs, University of Virginia
  • Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota
  • Uzi Rebhun, Hebrew University
  • Shulamit Reinharz, Brandeis University
  • Larissa Remminick, Bar-Ilan University
  • Amy Sales, Brandeis University
  • Paulette Schuster, Assoc. of Advancement of Latin American Studies in Israel
  • Susan Sered, Suffolk University
  • Riki Shapira, Ono Academic College
  • Kay Shelemay, Harvard University
  • Susan Shevitz, Brandeis University
  • Emily Sigalow, UJA-Federation of New York
  • Jael Silliman, Independent, India
  • Elana Maryles Sztokman, Center for Jewish Feminism
  • Ephraim Tabory, Bar-Ilan University
  • Lea Taragin-Zeller, Hebrew University
  • Shelly Tenenbaum, Clark University
  • Susan Weiss, Center for Women's Justice, Israel
  • 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