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Paula Hyman Mentorship Program

Program Co-directors: Melissa and Sara Ronis

The Paula Hyman Memorial Mentoring Program was established in 2014 in memory of Professor Paula Hyman (1946–2011), a pioneering scholar of Jewish history and a dedicated mentor to women in Jewish Studies.

The program pairs emerging scholars with experienced mentors, while also building a strong network among the cohort through group workshops. Further, the program focuses on professional development for early career scholars from underrepresented genders. This can include cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and those who are otherwise marginalized for their gender identity.

To support the Hyman Mentorship Program, you can make a donation.

This program is made possible with a generous donation from J. Michael and Alice Smith in honor of Sara Halpern


2023–2024 Paula Hyman Mentorship Participants

Congratulations to the 2023–2024 Gender Justice Caucus Paula Hyman Mentorship Program participants:

  • •     Sari Fein (Smith College) with mentor Sarit Kattan Gribetz (Fordham University)

  • •     Samantha Pickette (Brandeis University Hillel) with mentor Claire Sufrin (Shalom Hartman Institute of North America)

  • •     Shulamit Shinnar (Florida State University) with mentor Helene Sinnreich (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

  • •     Kelsey Spinnato (High Point University) with mentor Eva Mroczek (University of California, Davis)

  • •     Amanda Stein (Carroll University) with mentor Kerry Wallach (Gettysburg College)

  • •     Naomi Taub (University of California, Los Angeles) with mentor Sarah Imhoff (Indiana University)