Dr. Ellen Umansky
is the author of many books and essays on women in Judaism, Jewish theology, and modern Jewish history and thought.
recent works include the co-edited Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality, A Sourcebook and she
is currently completing the book, From Christian Science to Jewish Science, Spiritual Healing and American Jews.
Dr. Umansky received her Ph.D. in religion from Columbia University in 1981.
Since then she has taught at various institutions including Princeton University, Vassar College and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
She has also served as a Teaching Fellow for the Wexner Heritage Foundation and a Teaching Associate of CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.
Currently, she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and on the Academic Advisory Boards of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City and the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.