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Religious studies educator

Chava Lenore Weissler, religious studies educator. Fellow, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1985, 2003, Annenberg Research Institute, Philadelphia, 1990-1991; grantee, University Penna, 2003; Koret Foundation fellow, Center Judaic Studies, University Pennsylvania, 2003. Member of American Academy Jewish Research, American Folklore Society, Association Jewish Studies (board directors 1988-1994, since 2004).

Background

Weissler, Chava Lenore was born on June 12, 1947 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Alfred and Pearl Weissler.

Education

Bachelor, Brandeis University, 1967. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1982.

Career

Cataloger Library. of Congress, Washington, 1970—1975. Reference librarian University Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, 1975—1982. Assistant professor religion Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1982—1988.

Visiting instructor women's studies Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986—1987. Associate professor religion studies Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1988—1999, professor religion studies, since 1999, Philip and Muriel Berman professor Jewish civilization. Member academy advisory board Center for Jewish History, New York City, since 2001.

Membership

Member of American Academy Jewish Research, American Folklore Society, Association Jewish Studies (board directors 1988-1994, since 2004).

Connections

father:
Alfred Weissler

mother:
Pearl Weissler