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Dr. Michael Berenbaum

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Professor of Jewish Studies

Phone: (310) ***-****  HQ Phone
American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Dr.
Los Angeles , California 90077
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D.
    Florida State University
  • BA
    Queens College
  • Boston University
  • The Hebrew University
  • Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Divinity
    Nazareth College
  • Ph.D. , Midrash
    Brown University
  • Georgetown University
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Michael Berenbaum, Professor ..., 10 Dec 2014 [cached]
Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University and Executive Editor of the Encyclopedia Judaica, has looked at the way Chabad relates to American culture. "I think Chabad has learned more about America, far more about America than virtually every other Jewish organization," he said. "It has learned to speak in American idiom. It also seeks to take part in American culture."
The author of eighteen books and scores of scholarly articles, Berenbaum observes that Chabad shluchim, themselves steeped in Jewish tradition and practice, are savvy in their use of technology to promote Judaism.
"Chabad has understood how to market in American culture, in its use of technology, even technology they don't particularly encourage," he told
Key personalities at the Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center, 2 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dr. Michael Berenbaum
Dr. Berenbaum is the Conceptual Developer to the KFHEC, and is directing the creation of its Interactive Media Center.
Dr. Berenbaum needs no introduction in the world of Holocaust education, having been a central figure in the field over the last two decades or so.
Michael Berenbaum is a writer, lecturer, and teacher, consulting in the conceptual development of museums and the development of historical films. He is director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust at the American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism), where he is also a Professor of Jewish Studies. In the past he has served as the Gold-Weinstein Distinguished Visiting Professor at Chapman University, the Podlich Distinguishd Visitor at Claremont-Mckenna College, the Ida E King Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies at Richard Stockton College, for 1999-2000, and the Strassler Family Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies at Clark University in 2000.
He is the Executive Editor of the New Encyclopaedia Judaica that reworked, transformed, improved, broadened and deepened the now classic 1972 work, and will run some 22 volumes, six million words, with 25,000 individual contributions to Jewish knowledge. It was named by the American Library Association as the most important reference work of 2006, and given its prestigious Dartmouth Medal.
For three years, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. He was the Director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Hyman Goldman Adjunct Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC. From 1988-93 he served as Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, overseeing its creation. President Clinton appointed him to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council in 1998, and he served as Chair of the Education Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Conscience, and on the Church Relations and Strategic Planning Committees. He also served as Director of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington, Opinion Page Editor of the Washington Jewish Week and Deputy Director of the President's Commission on the Holocaust, where he authored its Report to the President. He has previously taught at Wesleyan University and Yale University, and has served as a visiting professor at three of the major Washington area universities - George Washington University, The University of Maryland, and American University.
Berenbaum is the author and editor of twenty books, scores of scholarly articles, and hundreds of journalistic pieces.
Over the past several years, Berenbaum was a historical consultant or chief historical consultant for:
Berenbaum was the conceptual developer on the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center that recently opened in Skokie, and played a similar function as conceptual developer and chief curator of the Belzec Memorial at the site of the Death Camp. He is currently at work on the Memorial Museum to Macedonia Jewry in Skopje. He was a key member of the historical team at the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the conceptual developer of the Memorial Y Tolerancia in Mexico City.
For his work in journalism, he won the Simon Rockower Memorial Award of the American Jewish Press Association three times, in three different categories during a two-year period. He has been featured on Nightline, the Jim Lehrer Newshour and the Today Show, as well as National Public Television.
Berenbaum takes special pleasure in his work as a teacher. His course at Georgetown was named by the student newspaper as one of the ten most important courses in the University. Among his former students was the famed American entertainer, Pearl Bailey, who wrote of Berenbaum: "The wisdom I gained from his class is priceless.
Berenbaum is a graduate of Queens College (BA, 1967) and Florida State University (PhD, 1975), and he also attended The Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Boston University. He has won numerous fellowships, including the Danforth Fellowship, the George Wise Fellowship at Tel Aviv University, and the Charles E. Merrill Fellowship at FSU. Berenbaum was an elected fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education. He was awarded a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) from Nazareth College in 1995 and a Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) from Denison University.
Dr. Michael ..., 24 Feb 2014 [cached]
Dr. Michael Berenbaum
From: Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Director
American Jewish University
Michael Berenbaum, Director Professor of Jewish Studies American Jewish University
National Jewish Theater Foundation/National Jewish Theater | Holocaust Theater Archive |
"I find myself wanting to take ..., 15 Feb 2009 [cached]
"I find myself wanting to take my wife out to a non-Holocaust film, and everything is touching on the Holocaust," said Michael Berenbaum, who now teaches in Los Angeles at the American Jewish University.
"Part of it has to do with the fact that the Holocaust is about ultimate issues," explained Berenbaum, who served as senior consultant on the 2004 documentary "Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust.
The Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches | A forum for the advancement of Holocaust research and education, 23 Jan 2015 [cached]
Plenary Speakers include: David Patterson, University of Texas, Dallas; Michael Berenbaum, Host Chairman, Annual Scholars' Conference & Professor, AJU & Sigi Ziering Institute Richard L. Rubenstein, University of Bridgeport" class="html5lightbox" data-group="amazingcarousel-1">
David Patterson, University of Texas, Dallas; Michael Berenbaum, Host Chairman, Annual Scholars' Conference & Professor, AJU & Sigi Ziering Institute Richard L. Rubenstein, University of Bridgeport.
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