Israel Singer, PhD, JD, MA

Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Lander College for Men, Lander College for Women / The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School, Lander College of Arts & Sciences

Israel Singer is Vice President of International Affairs at Touro University and a professor of Contemporary Jewry at the Lander Colleges and the Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

Dr. Singer was named secretary general of the World Jewish Congress in 1985, a post he held for two decades. He is currently honorary president of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations. In 2002, Singer received the Jerusalem Prize for Jewish Leadership from the nation of Israel for his work in the restoration of Jewish property and other restitution efforts, and he has taught political science and political theories in New York and at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel, University of Frankfurt in Germany and Columbia University.

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary Judaism, politics, and political theory


  • BA, Brooklyn College
  • MA, Brooklyn College
  • PhD, CUNY
  • JD, NYU

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