Zev Eleff, PhD, MA

Vice Provost, Touro College Illinois
Chief Academic Officer, Hebrew Theological College

Associate Professor of Jewish History, Graduate School of Jewish Studies

Touro College Illinois

Areas of Expertise

American Jewish history, Jewish community, religion


Zev Eleff is vice provost of Touro College Illinois and chief academic officer of Hebrew Theological College. He is also an associate professor of Jewish history for the Touro College Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He earned a doctorate in American Jewish history at Brandeis University, a Master of Arts in history and education from Teachers College at Columbia University and was ordained at Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He has authored or edited nine books and more than 40 scholarly articles and received the 2015 Salo Wittmayer Baron Dissertation Award at the Association of Jewish Studies (AJS) annual conference in Boston, the principal academic conference for the entire field of Jewish studies. He holds a number of regional and national leadership positions in the American Jewish community, and is a scholar with considerable research interests in the area of American Jewish history, Orthodox Judaism and contemporary American religion.

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Defining a Movement - YU News