Zvi Zohar

zvizohar@mail.biu.ac.il

Head of the Rappaport Center

Faculty of Law and Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar Ilan University,
and Shalom Hartman Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies, Jerusalem.

   

Zion Assulin

asoulint@bezeqint.net
 

"Panim" Association, Jerusalem

 

Research Topic: "Four Corners": Art, Artists and Strengthening Jewish Vitality

   

Linda Bahn

banlinda@yahoo.com
 

Budapest, Hungary

Research Topic: An Analysis and Critique of Outreach to Non-affiliated Jews in Budapest and Proposals for New Directions

   

Avital Bar Nitsan

 

Research Topic: Conversion to Islam for sake of marriage in Israel

   

Eliyahu Birnbaum

rabanim@ohrtorahstone.org.il
 

Head of Amiel Institute, Efrat

 

Project: Collaboration with the Amiel Program for training Diaspora Community Rabbis

   

David Bitter

bitterdavid@freestart.hu
 

Budapest, Hungary

Research Topic: Jewish Identity Patterns and Assimilation Trends Among Young Adult Jews in Hungary

   

Chen Bram

chenb@mscc.huji.ac.il
 

Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University

 

Research Topic: Caucasus Jews in Daghestan: Identity and Survival

   

Velvl Chernin

velvl@hotmail.co.il
 

Dept. of Hebrew Literature, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topics:
1)Identity, Assimilation and Revival: Ethno-Social Processes within the Jewish Population of the Former Soviet Union [with Zeev Khanin]

2)The Subbotniks

   

Asher Cohen

cohenaa@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Dept. of Political Science, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: Israeli Assimilation: The Absorption of Non-Jews into Israeli Society and its Influence on the Collective Identity

   

Erik Cohen

ehcohen@mail.biu.ac.il
 

School of Education, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: The Jews of France at the Turn of the Third Millenium: Identity and Values

   

Gerald Cromer

cromeg@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Dept. of Criminology, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topics:
1)"The Quintessential Dilemma": American Jewish Responses to Intermarriage

2)Tikkun Olam: Engaged Spirituality and Jewish Identity

   

Lars Dencik

lade@ruc.dk
 

Dept. of Social Psychology, Roskilde University, Denmark

 

Research Topic: "Jewishness" in Postmodernity: The Case of Sweden

   

Adam Ferziger

ferziger@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Interdisciplinary Program in Contemporary Jewry, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topics:
1) Training American Orthodox Rabbis to Play a Role in Confronting Assimilation: Programs, Methodologies and Directions

2) The Emergence of the Community Kollel: A New Model for Addressing Assimilation

3) Centered on Study: Typologies of the American Community Kollel

   

Tereza Gafna Foltynova

gafna@centrum.cz
 

Prague, Chech Republic

Research Topic: The Lauder schools of Prague: overview and analysis

   

Yvonne Friedman

friedy@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Dept. of Land of Israel Studies, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: Comparative Study of "Limmud" Events in Australia and England [with Yael Guter]

   

Aharon Galer

aharonga@bezeqint.net
 

Herzliyya

 

Research Topic: A Profile of Young Jews in South America based on an Analysis of Traffic at an Internet Site for Jewish Match-Making

   

Zehavit Gross

grossz@mail.biu.ac.il
 

School of Education, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: A Critique of Jewish Education in Francophone Countries

   

Yael Guter

gutery@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Dept. of Land of Israel Studies, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: Comparative Study of "Limmud" Events in Australia and England [with Yvonne Friedman]

   

Moshe Helinger

Hellinm1@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Dept. of Political Science, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: Modern Zionist Orthodoxy and Assimilation in Israel and the US: Current State of Affairs and Future Possibilities

   

Elie Holzer

esholzer@netvision.net.il
 

School of Education, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: Diaspora Parents' non-enrolment of their Children in Jewish schools

   

Semy Kahan

semkan@netvision.net.il
 

Jerusalem

 

Research Topic: Jews in Finland - A Study of Jewish Education and Identity

   

Zeev Khanin

zeevkh@yahoo.com
 

Dept. of Political Science, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: Identity, Assimilation and Revival: Ethno-Social Processes within the Jewish Population of the Former Soviet Union [with Velvl Chernin]

   

Yaakov Lattes

lattesy@mail.netvision.net.il
 

Gratz College, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Research Topic: Assimilation in Italy and the methods of confronting it

   

Lilach Lev Ari

llevari@oranim.ac.il
 

Oranim College, Israel

 

Research Topic: Israeli Emigrants Abroad - Jewish Continuity or Assimilation?

   

Joseph Levi

firenzerav@fol.it
 

Chief Rabbi of Firenze, Italy

 

Research Topic: Halakhic Rulings of Italian Scholars in Modern Times and their Contemporary Relevance

   

Ephraim Meir

meirep@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Dept. of Philosophy, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: The Rosenzweig Lehrhaus: Proposal for a Jewish House of Study in Kassel Inspired by Franz Rosenzweig's Frankfurt Lehrhaus

   

Mario Mikulincer

mikulm@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Dept. of Psychology, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic:
1) "The Jewish Story": The Meaning of Jewish Identity and the Factors Shaping it Among Jewish Youth in Mexico City and Tashkent (With Dana Pereg and Maya Aksakalov).

2) Psychological Aspects of Identity Formation and their Implications for Understanding the Concept of Jewish Identity: A Review of the Scientific Literature (With Dana Pereg and Michal Tur-Kaspa).

   

Ariel Picard

ariel@shi.org.il
 

Shalom Hartman Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies, Jerusalem

 

Research Topic: Halakhic Responses to Assimilation

   

Valerie Rhein

valerierhein@datacomm.ch
 

Basel, Switzerland

Research Topic: Threat and Opportunity: Assimilation and Response amongst Basel's Jews

   

Clary Rooda

c.rooda@freeler.nl
 

Amsterdam, Holland

Research Topic: A Lively Community: The Liberal Jewish Community of Amsterdam

   

Yisrael Rozen

zomet@netvision.net.il
 

"Zomet" Institute for Halacha and Technology

 

Research Topic: Verification of Jewishness: Rabbinic Courts and Immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe

   

Avi Sagi

avis@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Dept. of Philosophy, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topics:
1) A Critique of the Jewish Identity Discourse

2) To be a Jew - Brener: An Existentialist Jew

   

Itzhak Shlesinger

shlesy@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Dept. of Hebrew and Semitic Languages, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: Jewish Identity and Assimilation among the Jews of San Antonio, Texas

   

Rinat Shtruzman

rinat_shtruzman@hotmail.com
 

Research Topic: History Education as a Vehicle for Strengthening Jewish Identity at the “Magen David” School in Mexico City

   

Rafi Shuchat

shubr@zahav.net.il
 

Basic Jewish Studies, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: The Potential for Cooperation in Eastern Europe between Jewish Studies Departments, Jewish Communities, and Bar Ilan University

   

Yedidia Z. Stern

sternyz@mail.biu.ac.il
 

Faculty of Law, Bar Ilan University

 

Research Topic: Making the Jewish Canon Accessible to our Generation

   

Ute Steyer

utsteyer@jtsa.edu
 

Jewish Theological Seminary, New York

Research Topic: A Survey of Distance Learning Options for Jewish Women

   

Sara Stojkovic

ethuily@yahoo.com
 

Subotica, Yugoslavia

Research Topic: Why Don't They Participate? A Short Voyage into the Hearts, Minds and Concerns of the Jews of Subotica, Yugoslavia

   

Noomi Weinnrib

noomi.weinryb@paideia-eu.org
 

Paideia, Stockholm, Sweden

Research Topic: Creating Scholastic and Social Frameworks for Young Jews in Europe Based on Shared Reading of Jewish Works

   

 
 
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