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Karla Goldman

Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Judaic Studies, College of LS&A

Karla  Goldman

Karla Goldman's research focuses on the history of the American Jewish experience with special attention to the history of American Jewish communities and the evolving roles and contributions of American Jewish women. She directs the University of Michigan Jewish Communal Leadership Program, a collaborative effort between the School of Social Work and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

Goldman previously taught at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati and was historian in residence at the Jewish Women’s Archive in Brookline, Massachusetts. She is the author of Beyond the Synagogue Gallery: Finding a Place for Women in American Judaism (Harvard Univeristy Press).

Research Interests/Focus

American Jewish women, American Judaism, Hurricane Katrina, Jewish identity, Jewish women, Jews in universities, University of Michigan, Jewish urban experience


Year Degree   School
1993 PhD Am. History Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1986 MA Am. History Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1982 BA History Yale University, New Haven, CT

Winter 2021

Course Catalog

Topics in Social Work SW513

Instructor: Karla Goldman
Topic: Jews & Social Justice in the United States
Time: Tue 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBA
Format: SW Not Home
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Advanced Proseminar in Jewish Communal Leadership SW795

Instructor: Karla Goldman
Time: Wed 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Format: ONLINE
Credits: 2-3 Credit Hours

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