Dr David Ariel
BA (Hebrew University of Jerusalem); MA, Ph.D. (Brandeis University)
David Ariel was appointed President of the Centre from October 2008. Prior to moving to the UK, he served as President of Siegal College of Jewish Studies (Cleveland, Ohio) for 25 years. He has lectured widely on Jewish subjects throughout North America, Israel, and the former Soviet Union and served as a consultant to universities, foundations and academic accrediting agencies.
Dr Ariel has written four books including Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest in Judaism and What do Jews Believe? The Spiritual Foundations of Judaism
Dr Alison Salvesen
MA DPhil Oxf
Polonsky Fellow in Early Judaism and Christianity; Research Lecturer, University of Oxford; Tutor in Oriental Studies, Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Early Jewish and Christian translation and interpretation of scripture; Jewish Aramaic - Talmud, Targum Jewish Greek - Septuagint and Minor Versions
Dr David Rechter
BA (Hons) MA (Hons) Melbourne, PhD Heb Univ Jerusalem
Ricardo Fellow in Modern Jewish History; University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford; Research Fellow in Modern Jewish History, St. Antony's College.
Modern Jewish History, particularly Habsburg Empire.
Professor Glenda Abramson
MA Rand, MA Oxf, PhD Rand
Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University;
Fellow in Modern Hebrew Literature, OCHJS;
Former Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew, Oxford University;
Emeritus Fellow, St. Cross College, Oxford
Hebrew Literature of the State of Israel - novels, plays, poetry;
Jewish Literature; Literary Criticism;
Hebrew Life Writing and Literature of the First World War
Professor Hugh G M Williamson
MA PhD DD Camb, FBA
Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford; Student of Christ Church; Fellow of OCHJS (ex officio).
The Book of Isaiah; Jewish History and Literature in the Achaemenid Period
Dr Jeremy Schonfield
BA Hons East Ang, PhD Camb
Mason Lecturer and Research Fellow; Rabbi John Rayner Lecturer in Liturgy, Leo Baeck College.
Literary-critical approaches to the Liturgy
Dr Joanna Weinberg
BA Hons PhD Lond
Catherine Lewis Fellow in Rabbinic Literature; James Mew Lecturer in Rabbinic Hebrew, University of Oxford; Reader in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford.
Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Historiography, History of Scholarship.
Dr Joshua Teplitsky
BA Yeshiva, MPhil PhD NYU
Albert and Rachel Lehmann Junior Research Fellow,
OCHJS, in association with St Peter
Professor Martin Goodman
MA (Oxon); D.Phil. (Oxon); FBA
Fellow in Jewish History in the Graeco-Roman Period and Academic Director; Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Oxford; Professorial Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford.
Special Interests: Jewish history of the Second Temple and Talmudic periods.
Dr Miri Freud-Kandel
MA (Cantab); Ph.D. (Cantab)
Fellow in Modern Judaism
Modern Jewish Theology
Dr Zehavit Stern
BA MA Jerusalem, PhD Berkeley
Idel and Isaac Haase Fellow in Eastern European Jewish Civilization
University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford
Eastern European Jewish Culture. Special Interests: Yiddish Literature and Cinema,
Haskala/Haskole Literature, Film Studies, Performance Studies