Jewish Studies
Department Chair:
David Kamitsuka

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

About the Faculty

About the Faculty

David Kamitsuka

Associate Dean of the Curriculum, College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of Religion
Chair, Educational Plans & Policies Committee
Acting Chair, Jewish Studies Program
Office: Cox 101
Phone: (440) 775-8410

Cynthia (Cindy) Chapman

Religion Department Chair
Adelia A.F. Johnston and Harry Thomas Frank Associate Professor of Religion
Office: Rice Hall 330
Phone: (440) 775-8579

Gabriel Cooper

Assistant Professor Office: Peters 229
Phone: (440) 775-8651

Rebecca Epstein-Levi

Visiting Assistant Professor Office: Rice 324
Phone: (440) 775-5910

Laura Herron

Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Office: Rice 323
Phone: (440) 775-5045

Abraham Socher

Associate Professor, Jewish Studies/Religion Office: On Leave 2016-17
Phone: (440) 775-8521

Claire T. Solomon

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Office: Peters 303
Phone: (440) 775-6736

Sarika Talve-Goodman

2017-19 Mellon Postdoctoral in Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature
Faculty-in-Residence, Johnson House

Shulamit S. Magnus

Emeritus Professor of History and Jewish Studies