BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Daniel Osborn, President
Lee Zeidman, Vice President
Louisa Polos Condon, Secretary
TJ Griffis, Treasurer
SCHOLAR ADVISORY BOARD
Marc Caplan is the Brownstone Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and the author of Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism and How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms.
Golan Moskowitz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Jewish Studies at Tulane University and the author of Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context.
Molly Theodora Oringer, PhD Candidate
Molly Theodora Oringer is a PhD candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at UCLA whose research addresses the legacy of Lebanon’s Jewish community.
Lior Sternfeld is an Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Penn State and the author of Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran.
Miriam Udel is an Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Emory University, the author of Never Better! The Modern Jewish Picaresque, and editor and translator of Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature.
Daniel Osborn, EdD
Daniel Osborn has dedicated his academic and professional career to the study of Middle Eastern and Jewish histories and advancing a vision of education that is multicultural, global, inclusive of marginalized communities, and relevant for life in a globally-interconnected world.
As a student of history and education, he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Quinnipiac University, a master’s degree in Near East and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, and a doctorate in education from Boston University.
Formerly a program associate at Facing History and Ourselves and a program director at Primary Source, he has spent years writing history and social studies curriculum, designing professional development workshops and seminars, collaborating with teachers and school administrators, and thinking strategically about the mission of public education.
He is the author of Representing the Middle East and Africa in Social Studies Education: Teacher Discourse and Otherness and is under contract on his next book project, Levantine Vignettes: An Educator’s Account of Border Crossing in the Middle East.
Jill S. Jacobs
Jill S. Jacobs has dedicated her career to education about Jews, Judaism, Jewish history and Israel, combating antisemitism, and to helping mission-driven organizations make educational impact and achieve market leadership.
Jill spent ten years in the classroom teaching Jewish Studies, US and World History. She then developed skills as an education strategist, working for three years in the sales department at WorldStrides, multinational educational travel company while simultaneously writing curriculum, designing and facilitating professional development workshops, and developing and managing strategic relationships for educational nonprofits including Facing History and Ourselves, StandWithUs, and Institute for Curriculum Services.
Jill holds a bachelor's in history from UCLA, and master's in Jewish education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and a graduate certificate in Israel education from George Washington University.
She is the author of Hebrew for Dummies (first and second editions) as well as numerous articles in print and online.