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Faculty

Dr. Diane Sharon

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Dr. Diane M. Sharon is a scholar and teacher of the Hebrew Bible, Comparative Religion and Ancient Near Eastern Literature who has taught at the Academy for Jewish Religion, the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, Fordham University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She writes about the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context, comparative religion, literary analysis and women’s studies.

Martin Kaufman

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Martin Kaufman is a Yeshiva University–educated global consultant within the financial and natural resource sectors. He has lectured extensively in adult education programs in the New York area and has taught at the Skirball Academy for many years.

Tobi Kahn

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Tobi Kahn is an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor whose work has been shown in over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 80 museum and group shows. He is co-founder of Avoda Arts and has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York since 1985.

Dr. Eric Goldman

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Dr. Eric Goldman authored The American Jewish Story through Cinema and cohosted the Turner Classic Movies series The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film. He is an adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University

Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses

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Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses was the first woman from the Syrian Jewish community to be ordained as a rabbi and was named one of the 50 top rabbis in the US by the Washington Post online. She currently serves as Director of Lifelong Learning at Romemu and writes, lectures and teaches widely.

Dr. Mark W. Weisstuch

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Dr. Mark W. Weisstuch has been on the faculty of the Skirball Academy since its inception. Over the last several years, he has focused on the Second Temple period, teaching classes on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Jewish origins of Christianity, the early roots of Jewish mysticism and the composition of the Bible.