Director, Jewish Communal Leadership Program
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).
American Jewish women, American Judaism, Hurricane Katrina, Jewish identity, Jewish women, Jews in universities, University of Michigan, Jewish urban experience
- Ellen R. Yashinsky-Chute, Lecturer, School of Social Work. Interests include family therapy, domestic abuse, and community cancer resources.
- Adrienne Dessel, Associate Co-Director, U-M Program on Intergroup Relations. Interests include intergroup dialogue across differences in religion, ethnicity, culture, and gender identities.
- Charles D. Garvin, Professor Emeritus of Social Work. Interests include group work and resolving ethnic conflict among youth.
- Elliott Ginsburg, Associate Professor of Jewish Thought. Interests include mysticism, Kabbalah, spirituality.
- Armand Lauffer, Professor Emeritus of Social Work. Interests include fundraising and philanthropy, community and organizational development, Jewish communities abroad.
- Julian Levinson, Samuel Shetzer Associate Professor of American Jewish Studies. Interests include American Jewish literature and culture.
- Jeffrey Veidlinger, Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies; Director, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. Interests include Europe; Global & World; Historical Materials; Intellectual & Cultural History; Nations & Nationalism; Race & Ethnicity; Religion
- Beth Reed, Associate Professor of Social Work. Interests include gender/ethnicity in social systems; feminist/multicultural practice.
- David Schoem, Director, Michigan Community Scholars Program. Interests include American Jewish community.
- Tilly Shames, Executive Director, University of Michigan Hillel. Interests include Jewish community and social justice from a Jewish perspective.
- John Tropman, Professor of Social Work, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Social Work. Interests include decision-making systems, social welfare policy, disadvantaged groups, management of human service organizations.
- Diane Kaplan Vinokur, Associate Professor of Social Work. Interests include nonprofit management, human service workplaces, collaboration between organizations and sectors.