Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History
Jeffrey S. Gurock is the Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish history at Yeshiva University. He is the author or editor of twenty-one books and over 100 scholarly articles and reviews. In 2013, his book Jews of Gotham won the National Jewish Book Award from the Jewish Book Council. He also received national recognition for his work, A Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Orthodoxy and American Judaism which won the Saul Viener Prize from the American Jewish Historical Society.
A leader among American Jewish historians, he served for 20 years as an editor of American Jewish History, the leading journal in the field and was twice the chair of the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research and the New York Academy of History.
A Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Orthodoxy and American Judaism, co-authored with Jacob J.Schacter (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997)
Judaism’s Encounter with American Sports (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005).
Orthodox Jews in America (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009)
Jews in Gotham: New York Jews in a Changing City, 1920-2010 (New York: NYU Press, 2012)
The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline and Revival of a Jewish Community (New York: ( NYU Press, 2016)