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Jeffrey Gurock

Jeffrey
S.
Gurock

Libby M.Klaperman Professor of Jewish History

BA, City College of the City University of New York,
MA, Columbia University,
PhD, Columbia University, 1977

Professor Jeffrey S. Gurock is Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University and former chair of the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society. Gurock served from 1982 to 2002 as associate editor of AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY, the leading academic journal in that field. 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 book, JEWS IN, GOTHAM: NEW YORK JEWS AND THEIR CHANGING CITY ( NYU Press, 2012) received the “Book of the Year Award” from the National Jewish Book Council. His most recent book is THE JEWS OF HARLEM:THE RISE, DECLINE AND REVIVAL OF A JEWISH COMMUNITY (NYU Press, 2016).

American Jewish History; Modern Jewish History

gurock@yu.edu
212-960-5251

Wilf campus - Furst Hall
Room#517

MEDIA RELATIONS

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Fall 2018
Jewish Religion in America
JHIS 1577

 

Jews US 1654-1881
JHI 5571

 

Spring 2018
Amer Jewish Hist: 1881-1964
JHI 5572

 

Amer Jews Judaism btw Wars
JHI 6581

 

American Jewish History
JHIS 1575

 

Fall 2017
Jewish Religion in America
JHIS 1577

 

Jews US 1654-1880
JHI 5571

 

Spring 2017
Amer Jewish Hist: 1881-1964
JHI 5572

 

American Jewish History
JHIS 1575

 

History of NYC's Jews
JHI 1465H