Jewish Studies
Department Chair:
Ellen Wurtzel

Administrative Assistant:
Brenda Hall

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8866
Fax: (440) 775-6910

Rice Hall, Room 316
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00-4:30 PM

Ari Ofengenden

Ari Ofengenden

Visiting Asst. Professor

Contact Information


Rice 118
(440) 775-8655

Ari Ofengenden

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Ben-Gurion University, 1994
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Tel-Aviv University, 2002
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Haifa University, 2007

Ari Ofengenden specializes in Hebrew Literature and Literary Theory. He Studied for Master's in Psychology at Tel-Aviv University. He then wrote his Ph.d on the Poet Abraham Shlonsky at Haifa University. From 2005-2008 He taught at the Protestant Theology department at Tübingen (Germany) and was a research fellow at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) at Tübingen, Germany. In 2010 he completed a post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship at Monash University (Australia). Ari ofengenden is the author of The Passion for Absence in Abraham Shlonksy, published in Hebrew by University press 2010.