Visiting Scholars and Fellows

The Mandel Center invites scholars to spend a period of time at the Mandel Center, to participate in Center activities and consult with other scholars about their research in Jewish education.

We welcome visiting scholars, who have residencies of a week or two to a full academic year, and visiting fellows, Mandel Center affiliates who come to work intensively on their Mandel Center-supported research projects.

We welcome inquiries from researchers of Jewish education about residencies at the Mandel Center. Please fill out this form to indicate interest.

Visitors for 2019-20

Michal Muszkat-Barkan (visiting scholar) is associate professor of Jewish education and the director of the Department of Education and Professional Development at Hebrew Union College-Jerusalem, and heads a specialization in pluralistic Jewish education as part of an MA program at the Melton Center of the Hebrew University. (August-September)

Bill Robinson (visiting scholar) has recently become the Executive Director of the new Center for Leadership of the Associated: Baltimore Jewish Federation. Prior to this, he was the Dean of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS. Bill has an interdisciplinary doctorate in social theory from Rutgers University. (December)

Sivan Zakai (visiting fellow) leads the Children's Learning About Israel project and is the Sara S. Lee Assistant Professor of Jewish Education at the Rhea Hirsch School of Education of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. (Spring semester, times TBD)

Anat Zohar (visiting scholar) is a professor in the Seymour Fox School of Education in the Hebrew University, where she holds the Besen chair for Integrative Studies in Education. (September)