Prof. Baumel Schwartz Judy

Reception Hours: 


academic degrees

Higher Education                          University                                Year


    B.A.                                        Bar-Ilan University                         1980

    M.A.                                       Bar-Ilan University                         1982

    Ph.D.                                      Bar-Ilan University                         1986


Teaching in the Department of Jewish History at Bar Ilan from 1998.

Full Prof. in the department from 2011.


Positions Held Inside the University:


2001-03     Member of the Board of the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Institute for the

                  Study of Women in Judaism

2001-15     Member of the Interdisciplinary Committee

2002-03     Chair, Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research

2002-03     Chair, Institute for the History of the Jewish People in the Modern Era

2002-13     Chair, Graduate Program in Contemporary Jewry

2003-10     Member of the Board of the Rapoport Institute for the Study of Jewish Assimilation

2004 -       Member of the Teaching Committee of the Midrasha and Magal

2004 -       Member of the Five Year Planning Committee for the Magal (Machon

                 Hagavoha Letorah and Midrasha)

2009-11    Chair of the Zorach Warhaftig Institute for Religious Zionism

2011-14    Member of the University Ph.D. Committee

2011-        Director, the Fanya Gottesfeld-Heller Institute for the Study of Women in Judaism

2012-16    Member of the University Senate

2013 -       Director of the Helena and Paul Schulmann School for Basic Jewish Studies


Public Positions


-          Member of the Academic Commemoration Committee of the Department for

            Soldier Commemoration, Department of Defense, Tel-Aviv.

-          University Representative, Scientific Committee of Yad-Vashem, Jerusalem.

-          Member of the Academic Committee of “Sefer HaMa’apil” [Book of Illegal

           Immigrants to Palestine], Atlit Museum, JNF.

-          Historian of the OTC Organization (One Thousand Children), Washington, D.C., USA.

-          Member of the Academic Committee of “The Scroll of the Holocaust”,

           Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

-          Member of the Academic Committee of “Remember the Women” Institute, New York.

-          Historical Advisor for the Exhibition “Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the

           Holocaust”, Yad Vashem, 2007.

-          Member of the academic boards of the books "Asor Shlishi" ("The Third

            Decade") and "Asor Revi'i" ("The Fourth Decade"), Yad Yitzchak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem.

-          Member of the Public Committee for the Commemoration of Ze'ev Jabotinsky

           (since 2010).


 For Prof. Judy Baumel- Schwartz's list of publications please click on the link



Topics of Academic Study:


1) Zionism and the history of the State of Israel (with emphasis on the topics of gender and memory);

2) American Jewry during the Twentieth Century (with emphasis on the American Jewish radical right wing);

3) The Holocaust: Gender, Commemoration and Memory in the Twentieth Century Jewish Experience.

4) The Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox (with emphasis on gender) since the Second World War.

5) The American-Jewish immigrant experience

6) Gender with emphasis on the Holocaust, The DPs, American Jewish Women, The Yishuv and the State of Israel, and Orthodox Jewish women.