Who We Are

OUR MISSION:

The Committee on Ethics in Jewish Leadership promotes the values of accountability, transparency, democracy, and fairness in American Jewish organizations and institutions.

STEERING COMMITTEE:

Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism. Her books include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus, which won a National Jewish Book Award.

Shulamit Magnus is Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Oberlin College. A social and cultural historian specializing in Jewish modernity, her books include a critical two-volume edition of Pauline Wengeroff’s Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews in Russia in the Nineteenth Century, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Translation Award and A Woman’s Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother.

Rafael Medoff is a Washington, D.C.-based historian and author of 16 books on Jewish history. Dr. Medoff was a winner of the American Jewish Press Association’s 2014 Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. He has taught history at Ohio State University, SUNY-Purchase, and elsewhere, and formerly served as associate editor of the scholarly journal American Jewish History.

Thane Rosenbaum is a Distinguished Fellow at New York University School of Law, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society. He also moderates “The Talk Show,” the 92nd Street Y’s annual series of discussions on culture, world events, and politics. His essays appear frequently in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post, among other national publications.