Dr. Keren R. McGinity

Interfaith Specialist

Dr. Keren R. McGinity was appointed USCJ’s first Interfaith Specialist in 2020. She is also a research associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, where she taught American Studies. Previously, Dr. McGinity was the inaugural director of the Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement graduate program at Hebrew College. Her pioneering books, Still Jewish: A History of Women & Intermarriage in America (NYU Press 2009), a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage, and Fatherhood (Indiana University Press 2014), provided groundbreaking analyses about Jewish continuity by focusing on gender and change over time. Dr. McGinity’s advice & opinions have appeared in the Forward, Lilith & Moment magazinesthe New York Jewish Week, RitualWell, Sh’ma, the Times of Israel eJewishPhilanthropy. She earned her PhD in History from Brown University, and was the Mandell L. Berman Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Contemporary American Jewish Life at the University of Michigan’s Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. She is a 2018 Forward 50 honoree for her clarion call for a Jewish response to the #MeToo movement, named on Lilith magazine’s “Seven Powerful Jewish Feminist Moments of 2023” list and was a JewishBoston “Top Pick.” Her newest book is #UsToo: How Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Women Changed Our Communities (Routledge, 2023).” Dr. McGinity served as an Ombud on the Committee on Sexual Misconduct of the Association for Jewish Studies and as a Board Member of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. She currently serves on the Academic Advisory Council of the Jewish Women’s Archive. When not roughing it in the woods of Maine, she lives in Brookline, MA. Her daughter Shira is an alum of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, Gann Academy, and the TAMID fellowship program in Israel. To learn more about Dr. McGinity’s work, please visit her professional website: Love & Tradition.

Staff

Claire Abramovitz

Miriam Abrams-Stark

Alondra Alderete

Mauria Atzil

Benjy Behrman

Madeline Berger

Allan Bogan

Vjollca Citozi

Jennifer Fisher

Rabbi Robin Foonberg

Lindsay Fox

Rivka Friedlander

Isabel Hernandez

Joyce Juda

Andi Kahclamat

Jason Kay

Ari Kornreich

Roumiana Kovachev

Martin S. Kunoff

Sara Miriam Liben

Barry Mael

Julie Marder

Rose McMahon

Sylvie Moscovitz

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Avram Pachter

James Pasinosky

Hadia Rehman

Public Relations

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Katie Sandler

Vicky Schara

Marc Sender

Deb Shafran

Rachel Sisk

Brad Sugar

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Valerie Thaler

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Parker Weber

Tony Westbrook, Jr.

Greg Yellin