Honorary Member: Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Ph.D, Rabbi


Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Ph.D., Rabbi

The Effie Wise Ochs Professor of Biblical Literature and History, HUC-JIR Skirball Campus, LA

Professor Tamara Cohn Eskenazi was the first woman professor appointed to the Rabbinical Faculty of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She has served on the Executive Committee of the SBL and has been President of the Pacific Coast Region chapter of SBL. She was previously at University of Denver where she was also Director of its Institute of Interfaith Studies and co-founded the Jewish Women Resource Center.

Email: teskenazi@huc.edu

Website: http://huc.edu/directory/tamara-cohn-eskenazi


Select Publications

Cohn Eskenazi, T.,  Jobling, D., and Phillips, G. (eds.), Levinas and Biblical Studies  (Semeia Studies 43; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature 2003)

Cohn Eskenazi, T., and Weiss, A. (eds.), The Torah: A Women’s Commentary ( Chicago: CCAR Press   2008).   Winner of the National Jewish Book of the Year Award, 2008

Cohn Eskenazi, T., and Frymer-Kensky, T. (eds.),  The JPS Commentary: Ruth  (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society,  2012). Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in Women Studies, 2012

Cohn Eskenazi, T., ‘Women’s Lives in the Postexilic Period’,  in The Writings and Later Wisdom Books,  eds. C.M. Maier and N. Calduch-Benages  (The Bible and Women: An Encyclopedia of Exegesis and Cultural History Vol. 1.3;  Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature 2014)