Lecture Topics:

- The American Jewish Home Front During World War II: A View from New York

- American Judaism's Contemporary Scoreboard

- From Ancient Face-Offs through Medieval Time-Outs: Jewish History and the Culture of Sports

- Jewish Harlem: Past and Present

- Reaching American Jewry's Millennial Generation

- American Orthodoxy's Era of Non-Observance

- How 'Frum' Was Rabbi Jacob Joseph's Court

- A Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community


- An American Jewish Conspiracy Theory: Dr. Bernard Revel, Yeshiva and the Jewish Theological Seminary

- The Religious Values of American Jews: Historically Reconsidered

- The Voices of Immigrant Jewish Masses


Jeffrey S. Gurock is Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University. Gurock served from 1982-2002 as associate editor of AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY, the leading academic journal in that field and was twice chair of the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society. He is the author or editor of eighteen books. His works include A MODERN HERETIC AND A TRADITIONAL COMMUNITY: MORDECAI M. KAPLAN, ORTHODOXY AND AMERICAN JUDAISM (Columbia U. Press, 1997). In 1998, A MODERN HERETIC...was awarded the bi-annual Saul Viener Prize from the American Jewish Historical Society for the best book written in that field. Gurock's, ORTHODOX JEWS IN AMERICA (Indiana U. Press, 2009) was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in the area of American Jewish Studies. His study, JEWS IN GOTHAM:NEW YORK JEWS IN A CHANGING CITY, 1920-2010 (NYU Press, 2012) received the. Everett Family Foundation Award for the best non-fiction Jewish book of 2012 from the Jewish Book Council. His most recent book is THE JEWS OF HARLEM:THE RISE, DECLINE AND REVIVAL OF A JEWISH COMMUNITY ( NYU Press, 2017).

Contact Information:

Jeffrey S. Gurock, Ph.D.
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Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History
Yeshiva University
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