Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger
BA, MA Paris; PhD Cambridge; FBA
Director of the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford;
President of OCHJS; Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Rabbinic and Medieval Hebrew
Dr Miri Freud-Kandel
MA PhD Camb
Fellow in Modern Judaism
Modern Jewish Theology
Professor Martin Goodman
MA DPhil Oxf; FBA
Fellow in Jewish History in the Graeco-Roman Period; Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Oxford; Professorial Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford.
Special Interests: Jewish history of the Second Temple and Talmudic periods.
Professor Martin Goodman, was President of the Centre from June 2014 – September 2018. Professor Goodman has served as Professor of Jewish Studies in the University of Oxford since 1991 and has been a Fellow of the Centre since 1986.
Dr Daniel Herskowitz
Junior Research Fellow, OCHJS;
Stipendiary Career Research Fellow in Jewish Studies, Wolfson College
Professor Adriana X Jacobs
BA William and Mary, PhD Princeton
Fellow in Modern Hebrew Literature;
Cowley Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Literature, University of Oxford; Fellow, St Cross College, Oxford.
Modern Hebrew Literature
Professor Jan Joosten
PhD Jerusalem, ThD Brussels, HDR Strasbourg
Regius Professor of Hebrew, Student of Christ Church
Dr César Merchán-Hamann
BSc Universidad de los Andes MA, PhD Lond
Fellow Librarian/ Director of the Leopold Muller Memorial Library
Curator of Hebraica and Judaica at the Bodleian
Professor David Rechter
BA (Hons) MA (Hons) Melbourne, PhD Heb Univ Jerusalem
Ricardo Fellow in Modern Jewish History; Professor of Modern Jewish History, University of Oxford; Research Fellow in Modern Jewish History, St. Antony’s College
Modern Jewish History, particularly Habsburg Empire.
Professor Alison Salvesen
MA DPhil Oxf
Polonsky Fellow in Early Judaism and Christianity; Professor of Early Judaism and Christianity, University of Oxford; Tutor in Oriental Studies, Mansfield College.
Early Jewish and Christian translation and interpretation of scripture; Jewish Aramaic – Talmud, Targum Jewish Greek – Septuagint and Minor Versions
Dr Jeremy Schonfield
BA Hons East Ang, PhD Camb
Supernumerary Fellow and Publications Officer; Rabbi John D Rayner Reader in Liturgy, Leo Baeck College.
Literary-critical approaches to the Liturgy
Dr John Screnock
PhD, University of Toronto
Junior Research Fellow OCHJS
Ancient Hebrew, the development of texts in Jewish antiquity, Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint
Dr Beruriah Wiegand
BA MA Lond, PhD UCL
Woolf Corob Lector in Yiddish
Special interests : Isaac Bashevis Singer, Arn Tseytlin, A.N. Stencl
Dr Benjamin Williams
BA, MSt, DPhil Oxf
Supernumerary Fellow, OCHJS; Departmental Lecturer in Jewish Studies, Oxford; Senior Lecturer in Biblical and Rabbinic Studies, Leo Baeck College
Midrash; medieval and early modern Jewish exegesis of the Hebrew Bible; Rabbinic exegesis in medieval Christian commentaries