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A Message on HBI’s 25th Anniversary from Diane Troderman, Current Member and Founding Chair of our Board of Advisors

May 29, 2024

Diane Troderman                        Diane Troderman

Amazing how 25 years have flown by since Shula Reinharz asked me to be the first chair of the HBI. I don’t remember exactly what I thought HBI encompassed, but Shula definitely had a big vision. I had deep respect for my then professor Sylvia Barack Fishman who would become Shula’s co-director. That sealed the deal. It was an amazing journey to be part of history in the making. 

HBI was transformational for me and anyone who came into contact with the Institute. I don’t think I would have called myself a feminist at the time, but I became more informed and proud of the opportunities afforded to academic Jewish women, including research grants that validated their work that examined issues through a gendered lens. As time went on, we had events bringing together these women writers and researchers from all over the world, sharing ideas, learning from one another and discussing current issues. Our advisory board traveled as well to destinations like London and Israel to meet with our grantees. 

Over 25 years, HBI has hosted several hundred scholars, authors and interns – some of whom are now out in the world in positions tied to institutes like synagogues, universities and nonprofit organizations. I love the entrepreneurial spirit vibrating through our mission. We are definitely making an impact in the world and I feel blessed to be able to contribute to it. 

Diane Troderman has held numerous leadership positions in the Jewish community on local, national and international levels. Learn more about Diane Troderman and the entire HBI Board of Advisors

Holocaust and Gender Research at HBI

May 28, 2024

Collage of book covers.Throughout its history, HBI has remained steadily committed to research about gender and the Holocaust, with the premise that women experienced the Holocaust differently from men, and that women responded differently, using the limited forms of agency available to them. HBI supports important elements of this work through scholarship, film, books, and art about this era. Closely linked to women’s experiences is the emergence of discourse on children's experiences during the Holocaust. Starting in 2008, HBI hosted the research project, “Families, Children and the Holocaust,” directed by Dr. Joanna Michlic, which filled a gap in historical knowledge about Jewish families and children in Europe, and led to the publication of Jewish Families in Europe: History, Representation, and Memory (2017) edited by Dr. Joanna Beata Michlic. 

In addition to Michlic’s Jewish Families in Europe and projects previously mentioned in this anniversary countdown, HBI, through the Brandeis University Press HBI Series on Jewish Women, has published important contributions to the field. These include Dr. Sonja M. Hedegepeth and Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel’s, Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During The Holocaust (2013), which broke the silence about widespread sexual abuse of women, Holocaust Mothers and Daughters: Family, History, and Trauma by Dr. Federica K. Clementi, and The Weavers of Trautenau: Jewish Female Forced Labor in the Holocaust (2023) by Dr. Janine P. Holc.

HBI also granted Judy Batalion with several research and translation awards in support of her groundbreaking The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos - optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture and excerpted in the New York Times, Opinion section, The Nazi-Fighting Women of the Jewish Resistance - and in 2023, HBI hosted the art exhibition, Lives Eliminated: Dreams Illuminated (LEDI) by painter Lauren Bergman and composer Ella Milch-Sheriff. This multimedia exhibition drew attention to the experience of girls and women during the Holocaust and encouraged viewers to reflect on lessons to be learned from it. In our  continuing commitment to research about the Holocaust and gender, in the fall of 2024, HBI will host Dr. Rachel Perry, whose project examines graphic albums and artwork created by Jewish women survivors of the Holocaust. 


Top Row (l-r): The Weavers of Trautenau: Jewish Female Forced Labor in the Holocaust, Janine Holc (2023); Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust (2010), editors Sonja M. Hedegepeth and Rochelle G. Saidel; Tema Schneiderman, by Lauren Bergman, Oil on cradled panel, 36 by 36 in.

Bottom row (l-r): Jewish Families in Europe: History, Representation, and Memory (2017) edited by Joanna Beata Michlic; Holocaust Mothers and Daughters: Family, History, and Trauma (2013) by Federica K. Clementi; The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos (2021) by Judy Batalion.

Past HBI Scholar in Residence, Dr. Shula Mola, on her year long HBI residency

May 27, 2024

HBI 2022-2023 Scholar in Residence Dr. Shula Mola shares her enthusiasm for all the work she accomplished during her year-long residence at HBI. Dr. Mola’s research included an oral history of the women of the Enkash - the Zar and the Mergem Gojo (blood hut) as spaces for resistance and focused women’s experiences.  “I learned a lot about Ethiopian women and the culture, and I learned a lot about myself through this specific research,” she said. 

Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues

May 24, 2024

multiple nashim journals on a bookshelfNashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues was co-founded by the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, and the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. This journal provides an international, interdisciplinary academic forum for the innovative work being done in Jewish women’s and gender studies. It regularly includes articles on literature, text studies, anthropology, archeology, theology, contemporary thought, sociology, the arts and more.

Nashim creates communication channels within the Jewish women’s and gender studies community and brings the fruits of that community’s work to a wider audience. Each issue is theme-oriented and produced in consultation with a distinguished feminist scholar. Nashim is published twice a year by Indiana University Press.

Watch the launch of two past Nashim issues, Issue 36: Jewish Women Medical Practitioners in Europe Before, During and After the Holocaust and Issue 37: Pressing Feminist Agendas: New Reports from the Field.

HBI Student Docent Program

May 21, 2024

collage of student docents

HBI initiated a Student Docent Program this past year to help with Deeply Rooted: Faith in Reproductive Justice, a 21 artist show, and Lives Eliminated, Dreams Illuminated with artists Lauren Bergman and Ella Milch-Sheriff. HBI’s eight student docents helped HBI curators imagine a feedback space, created resource and docent guides, and helped with exhibition outreach and gallery tours. XiHu Arfa, Brandeis ‘24, said the job was a perfect fit to merge her interests in Women’s and Gender studies, Studio Art, museum studies. “It was new to me to work with the curators and the HBI staff, and to give tours and talk about the art. It was an invaluable experience,” said Arfa, who assisted with tours, framing art and hanging wall text. Mara Lebovitz, Brandeis ‘24, said “We’ve learned to interact with a much larger community, and to see how art can create paths forward in a time that feels divided.” Meet the 2023 student docents

HBI Artist Program

May 20, 2024

collage of art from past HBI art programsArt is a central part of the way that HBI achieves the mission of producing and promoting fresh ideas at the intersection of Jewish studies and women’s and gender studies. To this end, HBI features at least one, but sometimes several exhibitions per year in the Brandeis Kniznick Gallery. At the same time, art is woven into other aspects of HBI’s work by funding creative projects as well as sponsoring other events related to the arts. HBI’s art exhibitions create access points and opportunities for discussion and reflection on challenging topics. We are honored that several of our exhibitions are now collected in major museums. Recent topics explored by art include reproductive justice, Holocaust and gender, the Yemenite Children Affair, ritual objects for women, and more. Learn more about HBI’s immediate past exhibition, Deeply Rooted: Faith in Reproductive Justice, and other past art exhibitions.  


Top row, l-r: Tamar Paley, A Fringe of Her Own: A Collection of Ritual Objects for Women; Lives Eliminated, Dreams Illuminated, Lauren Bergman, “Tema Schneiderman”, Seven Species, Three Generations, Ellen Schon, “Figs”

Middle row, l-r: Helène Aylon, “Afterword: For the Children”; Deeply Rooted: Faith in Reproductive Justice, Safarani Sisters, “Colorist”

Bottom row, l-r: Deeply Rooted: Faith in Reproductive Justice, Caron Tabb, “I Am My Sisters Keeper 2”, Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman, One Foot Planted, Tamar Nissim,  Contagious Truths

HBI Research Associates

May 17, 2024

HBI Research Associates are affiliates who carry out projects that support the institute’s mission. HBI provides RAs with academic oversight, access to HBI and the resources of Brandeis University and they play an active part in the intellectual life of the institute and the university by attending and presenting work in the HBI Seminar Series. Many of HBI’s Research Associates have already been Scholars in Residence and continue their work and their affiliation with HBI in this way.

Find out more about the program, our 26 current Research Associates, and their projects. Watch current Research Associate Rachel B. Gross as she reflects on HBI's large impact on her career path from a 2007 intern to her present position of Associate Professor in American Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University.

HBI Academic Advisory Committee

May 15, 2024

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) is composed of recognized experts in a range of disciplines within Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies. Each year, they share their time and expertise with us to conduct evaluations of proposals submitted to the HBI Research Awards Program.  A subset of this group acts as the final Research Awards Selection Committee.

The 2024 Research Awards Selection Committee is Lisa Fishbayn Joffe (Brandeis University), Rav Rachel Adelman (Hebrew College), Deidre Butler (Carleton University), Debra Kaufman (Northeastern University, emerita), Melissa Klapper (Rowan University), Larissa Remennick (Bar-Ilan University) and Ilana Szobel (Brandeis University).

Watch Melissa Klapper, a 2007 and 2023 HBI Scholar in Residence - and three-time Jeopardy champion - describe the way HBI has supported her across her entire career and why she is proud to serve on the AAC. 

Sandra Seltzer Silberman HBI Conversations Series

May 14, 2024

Collage of 34 book covers Want to explore Jewish women's lives through new and thought-provoking literary fiction, memoir and more? Want to connect first hand with those who create it? The Sandra Seltzer Silberman HBI Conversations Series, dedicated in honor of our beloved Conversations friend, Sandy Silberman, z"l, brings us together in a warm, online setting to share stories that explore the diversity of Jewish women's experiences across the world from yesterday and today. 

HBI Conversations has been in existence since 2002 - ensconced in living rooms around the country for 18 years, and now online, since 2020. We’ve been grateful to share Silberman’s and HBI’s love of reading and learning about Jewish women with the ever-growing HBI community across the U.S. and the world. Learn more and watch past Conversations programs.

Don’t miss our final HBI Conversations event of the year on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 pm ET (in-person at HBI and online). We’re delighted that Shulamit Reinharz, founding director of HBI, will be joining us to share all about her recently released expansive and colorful first person collection 100 Jewish Brides: Stories from Around the World, which she co-edited with Barbara Vinick. Please register here to join.

HBI Research Awards

May 10, 2024

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute awards grants to support research or artistic projects in Jewish women’s and gender studies across a range of disciplines. The purpose is to support work that has the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of Jewish Gender Studies by using the lens of gender to inform the field of Jewish Studies, by bringing insights from Jewish Studies to the field of Women’s and Gender Studies, and by exploring interreligious collaborations between Jewish women and women of other faiths. Since our founding, HBI has given 327 Research Awards, many that resulted in books, some that were published in the HBI Series on Jewish Women, won book awards and became acclaimed best sellers.

For example, between 2008 and 2010, HBI gave Judy Batalion approximately $9000 over two Translation Awards (now under the Research Award program) and one Research Award for her translation of the Yiddish work, Freuen in di Ghettos, published in 1946 by the Pioneer Women's Organization. The work is a compilation of recollections, letters and poems by and about Jewish women resistors, mainly from the Polish Labor Zionist movement. This research ultimately led to the publication of Batalion’s well-reviewed book,  The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos (HarperCollins, 2021) which has been optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture. It was also excerpted in the New York Times, Opinion section, The Nazi-Fighting Women of the Jewish Resistance.

Watch as Judy Batalion tells HBI how The Light of Days would not have been possible without our early support. 

Jewish American Heritage Month

May 9, 2024

collage of images of book covers and art from HBI events, with the words: Jewish American Heritage Month.May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to America and American culture. A crucial collaborator in the field of Jewish women's and gender studies for twenty-five years, HBI has made important contributions that have supported generations of innovative scholarship, art, and literature by and about American Jewish women, and the world.

With pride, we are sharing a small selection of HBI’s contributions:

Image: Top row, left to right: Marisa J. Futernick's Do the Watusi, Marie Syrkin book cover, Frankly Feminist book cover, Being Heumann book cover, Peak TV's book cover, America's Jewish Women book cover. Bottom row, left to right: Caron Tabb's I Am My Sister's Keeper 2, Repro Rights flier, Janice Rubin's Infertility, Charlie Dov Schön, Post-Roe Protection Amulets.
The Boston Agunah Taskforce

May 7, 2024

Members of the taskforce around a table full of books talking with each otherMembers of the Taskforce: (L-R) Layah Kranz Lipsker, Shanna T. Giora-Gorfajn, Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, and Rabbi Aryeh (Robert) Klapper

Part of the HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law, the Boston Agunah Taskforce is devoted to research, education and advocacy for fairness in the Jewish divorce process. We believe that withholding a Jewish divorce is a form of domestic abuse. Women sometimes wait years for a solution, and are often referred to as “agunot,” women ‘chained’ to marriages that are no longer viable. Get refusal is not just an Orthodox issue. It can affect every segment of our Jewish community. People need a Get to remarry in a Conservative synagogue in the U.S., in the state of Israel and in more Orthodox oriented Jewish communities around the world. 

The Boston Agunah Taskforce currently serves more than 200 women every year through our online hotline and our in-person services. In addition, our website, getyourget.com, generates traffic from women around the world seeking information on Get abuse, providing educational resources to women we don’t directly service. Since January 2020, the Boston Agunah Taskforce has responded to hundreds of questions and assisted in the delivery of 90 Jewish divorces.

The Boston Agunah Taskforce is grateful for the continued support of The Miriam Fund of CJP - Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Learn more about the Boston Agunah Taskforce.

Black and white images of family members smiling and together.

Now I know their names: Family members murdered in the Holocaust

Photo Credit: ©Karin Rosenthal 2023

HBI Holocaust Research Study Group

May 6, 2024

Today, on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember and mourn the six million Jews and others who perished in the Holocaust. Earlier in the day, HBI held its annual public program featuring the work of the HBI Holocaust Research Study Group (HRSG). A multi-disciplinary group of women scholars actively working on individual Holocaust related projects, our members include a journalist, a prose writer, a public artist, a poet, a fine art photographer, a sociologist, a public health professor, and a film-maker. This year’s program, “Listening to History: Memory of the Holocaust and Competing Narratives of the Israel/Palestine Crisis” was recorded and will be shared here in the coming days. Learn more about this research group and watch past events.

book covers, on the left, Holy Rebellion, Religious Feminism and the Transformation of Judaism and Women's Rights in Israel by Ronit Irshai and Tanya Zion-Waldoks, in white letters on a black background showing a red Torah, and on the right, The Marital Knot: Agunot in the Ashkenazi Realm, 1648-1850 by Noa Shashar, in white letters on a gray background, showing an image of a dress made of hundreds of pieces of paper
Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law

May 3, 2024

A publication series of the Brandeis University Press, the Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law focuses on the conflict between women’s claims to gender equality and legal norms justified in terms of religious and cultural traditions. It seeks work that develops new theoretical tools for conceptualizing feminist projects for transforming the interpretation and justification of religious law, examines the interaction or application of civil law or remedies to gender issues in a religious context, and engages in analysis of conflicts over gender and culture/religion in a particular religious legal tradition, cultural community, or nation. Created under the auspices of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute in conjunction with its Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law, this series emphasizes cross-cultural and interdisciplinary scholarship concerning Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and other religious traditions.

Here are two of the newest books in the series, Holy Rebellion: Religious Feminism and the Transformation of Judaism and Women's Rights in Israel by Ronit Irshai and Tanya Zion-Waldoks, and coming in December, The Marital Knot: Agunot in the Ashkenazi Realm, 1648-1850 by Noa Shashar.

Diane Markowicz Lecture on Gender and Human Rights

May 2, 2024

Today’s anniversary celebration installment focuses on the annual Diane Markowicz Lecture on Gender and Human Rights made possible by Sylvia Neil and her husband Dan Fischel in memory of Sylvia’s late sister, Diane Markowicz, to honor her commitment to gender equality and social justice. 

The Lecture Series features internationally renowned scholars, judges and activists discussing ways of negotiating the tensions between gender equality and religious or cultural norms and seeks to illuminate a specific set of questions. What are the most pressing challenges in the quest for women’s human rights? Who are the most innovative thinkers taking on these issues? How can their work inform the struggle for gender equality around the world?

Our most recent speaker was Dr. Cochav Elkayam-Levy, an international law and human rights expert and founder of The Civil Commission on Oct. 7th Crimes by Hamas Against Women and Children. An independent, non-governmental collaboration of international human rights experts and women's rights organizations, the Civil Commission was created to advocate for and support the investigation of war crimes committed by Hamas against women and children during the massacre of the 7th of October 2023, and the continuous war crimes. On Oct. 31, Dr. Cochav Elkayam-Levy spoke before the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. 

The Markowicz Lecture Series features internationally renowned scholars, judges and activists discussing ways of negotiating the tensions between gender equality and religious or cultural norms. Past Markowicz speakers include Professor Yofi Tirosh, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Professor Rachel Adler, Professor Catharine MacKinnon, Roya Hakakian, and others. Learn more and watch past lectures here.

 Images of HBI-related events - Markowicz Lecture, Agunah Taskforce - and the book cover for "Holy Rebellion"
HBI’s Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law (GCRL)

May 1, 2024

The mission of HBI’s Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law (GCRL) is to support research and activism which explores conflicts between women's claims to gender equality and legal norms justified in terms of religious and cultural traditions. Its location at HBI shapes its unique approach to exploring these issues. The project supports research on the rights of women in Jewish law, both in Israel and the Diaspora. It also supports comparative work that examines the issues of women's rights under religious laws in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective.

The GCRL hosts scholars in residence and sponsors research. Within the Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law there is the Diane Markowicz Lecture on Gender and Human Rights, the Boston Agunah Task Force, and the HBI Series on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law. In the coming days, we will explore each of these. The HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law was founded and is chaired by Sylvia Neil.

HBI Series on Jewish Women

April 30, 2024

A publication series of the Brandeis University Press, the HBI Series on Jewish Women offers a wide range of books by and about Jewish women in diverse contexts and time periods. Of interest to scholars and the public, the HBI Series on Jewish Women fills major gaps in Jewish Studies and in Women and Gender Studies as well as their intersection. The HBI Series on Jewish Women is supported by a generous gift from Dr. Laura S. Schor. The 42 books in the HBI Series on Jewish Women are appropriate for course adoption in Jewish studies, women’s studies, gender studies, history, religion and many other fields of study as well as for general reading.

Tamar Biala, editor of Dirshuni: Contemporary Women’s Midrash, a publication in the HBI Series on Jewish Women, 2013 and 2015 Scholar in Residence, and current HBI Research Associate, reflects on HBI as a space where she was welcome to fully explore women’s midrash in a supportive environment.

Neta Weiner and Stav Marin

Neta Weiner and Stav Marin

Studio Israel

April 29, 2024

Studio Israel began during the pandemic as an online conversation series that looks at Israeli culture and diversity through the lens of contemporary Israeli artists and creatives. This Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm, we launch the first Studio Israel Live: The Multilingual Music of Jaffa with Neta Weiner and Stav Marin. Joining Weiner and Marin is Yuval Gur, JArts x CJP Community Creative Fellow. For more information or tickets, visit our events page. Studio Israel is a partnership among Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Jewish Arts Collaborative, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and the Vilna Shul and is made possible by generous support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

View recordings of our past programs on our Studio Israel web page. 

HBI Gilda Slifka Internship

April 26, 2024

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute accepts six undergraduate and two graduate students with a demonstrated interest in women’s studies, Jewish women’s studies or topics related to Jewish women/Jewish gender issues around the world to participate in our paid residential internship program. Students have the opportunity to work on their own research project, support the research of a Brandeis affiliated scholar, learn about research and careers in Jewish and gender studies, and go on day trips of interest. 

An HBI survey found that one third of over 175 former HBI summer interns  have pursued careers in academic Jewish-gender studies, or brought fresh perspectives to their work as clergy or Jewish professionals. In this way, the work of HBI finds paths into the world, making room for a more inclusive Judaism. 

Dr. Samantha Pickette, an HBI 2018 Gilda Slifka Intern, former Internship Academic Advisor, internship mentor, current HBI Research Associate, and Brandeis Hillel Assistant Director, shares her journey with the internship, HBI, and how it influenced her career.

Student opportunities at HBI

April 25, 2024

HBI has a number of opportunities for students both during the academic year and the summer. This past year HBI employed students for various roles including as student Kniznick gallery docents for the art exhibitions Deeply Rooted: Faith in Reproductive Justice and Lives Eliminated, Dreams Illuminated. Students also worked as research assistants for scholars in residence and for HBI affiliates. They are employed to help in the office, recruit for our Gilda Slifka Summer Internship and other events, and to help run events smoothly. Tomorrow, we will discuss the Gilda Slifka Summer Internship, one of HBI’s important student programs. 

Today, Mara Lebovitz, Brandeis ‘24 HBI student assistant and gallery docent, shares her experiences working for HBI both in the Kniznick Gallery and the office. 

HBI Scholar in Residence Program: HBI’s Relevance in Today’s Climate

April 24, 2024

The HBI Scholar in Residence program offers distinguished scholars, writers and communal professionals the opportunity to produce significant work in the area of Jewish studies and gender issues while being freed from their regular institutional responsibilities. Scholars in Residence contribute to the life of HBI by immersing in the institute’s weekly activities, participating in HBI conferences and programs, and delivering a public lecture. Since our founding HBI hosted 138 scholars in residence, working on a range of topics. For example, this year’s research areas included disability culture in Israel, fiction about the Jewish American family, emerging travel for Jewish women between 1860 and 1920, queer Niddah, and American Jews and the politics of abortion. 

Dr. Max Strassfeld, 2022 Scholar in ResidenceProject on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Lawspeaks to HBI’s relevance in today’s climate. 

HBI’s Impact on Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies

April 21, 2024

In the years following HBI’s founding, it had an enormous impact. Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman, HBI’s founding co-director, explains HBI’s academic influence in both building and contributing to the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies. 

Our Origin Story

April 19, 2024

How did HBI begin? 

The genesis of HBI can be traced to a 1995 report of the Hadassah-sponsored National Commission on American Jewish Women, chaired by Brandeis sociologist Dr. Shulamit Reinharz, who ultimately became the founding director of HBI. Titled Voices for Change: Future Directions for American Jewish Women, the report summarized existing research and concluded that while information on Jewish women’s history, lives and culture existed, there was a need for robust support for future research. Thanks to a generous endowment from Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, HBI (originally known as the International Research Institute on Jewish Women) opened at Brandeis University in 1997. The mission of HBI was later expanded to include gender more generally. 

Dr. Shulamit Reinharz, the founding director, describes the mission, “Fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide – producing and promoting scholarly research, artistic projects and public engagement,” as broad and “multidimensional” so that it encourages “every field of inquiry.”

Watch Dr. Shulamit Reinharz, founding director, tell HBI’s origin story. 

Happy Anniversary HBI!

April 18, 2024

During these 25 days, we will feature testimonials from people who tell their own HBI stories. Today, we hear from Rachel Barenbaum, 2022 HBI Scholar in Residence, and author of A Bend in the Stars (2019) and Atomic Anna (2022). She reflects on HBI’s influence on her work.

April 17, 2024

Lisa Fishbayn JoffeTwenty-five years ago, in a small office at Brandeis, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute opened its doors to a single scholar, published one book, and gave out 20 HBI Research Awards. Read more from HBI Director Dr. Lisa Fishbayn Joffe