Areas of specialization: Biblical and ancient Near Eastern literature, history, languages and religion

A.B. cum laude (English, Religion), Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

M.A. (Old Testament), Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
Thesis: Can Man Be Just Before God?: An Examination of Irony in the Book of Job

Ph.D. (Hebrew Bible in Its Ancient Near Eastern Setting) Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dissertation: Single-Line Proverbs: A Study of the Sayings Collected in Proverbs 10-29

Adjunct Assistant Professor (2001, 1994, 1990-1991) Hebrew Division, Department of Classics and Oriental Languages, Hunter College of the City University of New York

Lecturer (1984), Graduate Rabbinic School, Hebrew Union College, New York City

Courses taught:
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures
  • Biblical Wisdom Writing: Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes
  • The Hebrew Prophets
  • Ancient Israelite Religion
  • The Bible in Its Ancient Near Eastern Setting
  • Law in the Bible and the Ancient Near East

Additional Professional Experience

2004-present and 1994-2000 Executive Director, Temple Israel (New York, NY)

2002-2004 Administrator, Temple Beth David (Commack, NY)

2000-2002 Administrative Director, Jewish Institute for Pastoral Care The HealthCare Chaplaincy (New York, NY)

1987-1994 Writer/editor, New York Presbyterian Hospital

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