Wertheimer, Jack

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WERTHEIMER, Jack. American, b. 1948. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics, History. Career: City University of New York, NYC, adjunct instructor at Queens College, City College, Herbert H. Lehman College, and York College, 1972-78; Jewish Theological Seminary of America, NYC, professor of Jewish history, 1979-, Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History, 1993-. College of Mount St. Vincent, adjunct instructor, 1972-78; Vassar College, visiting assistant professor, 1978-79; Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, adjunct associate professor, 1988-89; U.S. Military Academy, adjunct associate professor, 1992. Ratner Center for the Study of Conservative Judaism, founding director. Publications: Unwelcome Strangers: East European Jews in Imperial Germany, 1987; (ed. and contrib.) The American Synagogue: A Sanctuary Transformed, 1987; A People Divided: Judaism in Contemporary America, 1993; (ed. and contrib.) The Uses of Tradition: Jewish Continuity in the Modern Era, 1993; (ed. and contrib.) The Modern Jewish Experience: A Reader's Guide, 1993; (ed. and compiler) Conservative Synagogues and Their Members: Highlights of the North American Survey of 1995-1996, 1996; (ed.) Tradition Renewed: A History of the Jewish Theological Seminary, 2 vols., 1997. Address: Department of Jewish History, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, U.S.A.