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Rabbi Dr. Shalom Z. Berger

Shalom Berger is the director of English language programming at Herzog College on its Alon Shvut and Jerusalem campuses. Previously he worked at the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education at Bar-Ilan University's School of Education. He served as Senior Content Editor of the Koren Talmud Bavli and recently translated a biography of Israel Supreme Court Justice Gavriel Bach.


Dr. Martina Mampieri

Dr. Martina Mampieri holds a double Ph.D. in History and Jewish Studies at the University of Roma Tre and the University of Hamburg (2017).

She is currently a Moritz Stern Fellow in Modern Jewish Studies at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Georg-August-University of Göttingen and will join the Martin Buber Society of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in October 2020. In 2018-2019, she held other postdoctoral positions at Sapienza University of Rome, the Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes in Paris, and the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University.

She is the author of Living under the Evil Pope: The Hebrew Chronicle of Pope Paul IV by Benjamin Nehemiah ben Elnathan from Civitanova Marche, 16th cent. (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2020) as well as several articles on Italian Jewry, early printed books, and Jewish-Christian relations in the early modern period.

Dr. Robin Buller

Robin Buller received her PhD in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2021. Presently, she is a Tandem Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Migration at University of California Berkeley's Institute for European Studies and the German Historical Institute West. At Berkeley, she is finishing her first book manuscript: a study of Sephardi immigrants from the Ottoman Empire in twentieth-century Paris. Previously, she was a dissertation fellow with the Association for Jewish Studies and a Saul Kagan Fellow in Advanced Shoah Studies with the Claims Conference. Her research on the Sephardi diaspora has been published in Yad Vashem Studies and Jewish Social Studies (forthcoming).

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