Zev Eleff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Jewish History

Zev Eleff
  • Campus:
    Graduate School of Jewish Studies

Rabbi Zev Eleff is Chief Academic Officer of Hebrew Theological College and an assistant professor of Jewish history for the Touro College and University System. He earned a doctorate in American Jewish history at Brandeis University, a Master of Arts in history and education from Teachers College at Columbia University and was ordained at Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He has authored six books and more than 30 scholarly articles—published in both English and Hebrew—and received the 2015 Salo Wittmayer Baron Dissertation Award at the Association of Jewish Studies (AJS) annual conference in Boston, the principal academic conference for the entire field of Jewish studies. He holds a number of regional and national leadership positions in the American Jewish community, and is a scholar with considerable research interests in the area of American Jewish history, Orthodox Judaism and contemporary American religion.