Professor Emeritus of History and Judaic Studies
University of Michigan
Todd Endelman was born and raised in Fresno, California. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley; the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles; and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in history in 1976. He taught in the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University for three years before moving to Indiana University in 1979. In 1985, he began teaching at the University of Michigan, where he served as director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies for eleven years. His work focuses on the history of Jews in Britain and, more generally, on questions of integration, acculturation, and secularization in modern Jewish history in Europe and North America. He retired from teaching in 2012 and now divides his time between Ann Arbor and Brooklyn.
The Jews of Georgian England, 1714-1830 (1979)
Radical Assimilation in English Jewish History, 1656-1945 (1990)
The Jews of Britain, 1656-2000 (2002)
Broadening Jewish History: Towards a Social History of Ordinary Jews (2011)
Leaving the Jewish Fold: Conversion and Radical Assimilation in Modern Jewish History (2015)