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Jennifer Seligman

Yeshiva University

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Jennifer Seligman is currently pursuing a doctorate in medieval Jewish intellectual history at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University. Jennifer has presented two papers at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in 2017 and 2018 on the topics of niddah and penance in the Middle Ages and has guest lectured on the effects of the First Crusade on Rhineland Jewry at Columbia University. A Drisha Scholars Circle graduate, Jennifer has taught Talmud and Tanakh at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco, Talmud and Halakhah at Congregation Shearith Israel/The Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue in NYC, as well as various classes at Drisha, the First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford, and community lectures and shiurim. An accomplished violinist and violin teacher, Jennifer has also taught Suzuki violin since 2003 and plays in various groups and orchestras in northern New Jersey. She lives in Fair Lawn with her husband Ben-David Seligman and their three sons, Eli, Alex, and Dov.


The Gender Gap in the Field of Medieval Jewish Intellectual History, published in AJS Perspectives magazine, Patriarchy Issue, Spring 2019.

Target audience: whole community, women, teens

Sample writings and teachings:


Speaking fee varies

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