Faculty Profiles

Bruce Bramlett

is a religious studies scholar and an ordained Episcopal priest who did graduate work at Union Theological Seminary, the Episcopal Divinity School, and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has studied at Yad Vashem and was a Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He has taught at several Bay Area institutions and has also lectured through Lehrhaus Judaica’s adult education program. He is presently the Program Coordinator for the “Extremes of Hate: Holocaust Studies and Critical Thinking” program at Silicon Valley FACES in San Jose. In 1996, he won the Martin Luther King Award from the Marin County Human Rights Commission.

Henry Shreibman, Ph.D., Rabbi, DD

has been an adjunct faculty member over the last three years at Dominican University, Sonoma State, and UC Davis in Comparative Religion, History, Ethics, and Philosophy. He is the West Coast Director of Advancement and Outreach for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. He serves as Senior Research Fellow for the Levine Lent Foundation. Throughout his career, Shreibman has been cited for his service as an outstanding professional and educator. In 2008 Shreibman was awarded the Teacher of the Year at Dominican University as an adjunct. He received the Executive of the Year Award of the JCF in 2000. He served as the Head of School of Brandeis Hillel Day School for 13 years and was on the board of the California Association of Independent Schools. Henry is teaching JWST 255: The Evolution of Anti-Semitism: through history, literature, religion, and art. JWST 255 Syllabus.

Nick Underwood

Nick Underwood is a Ph.D. candidate in modern European and modern Jewish history at the University of Colorado Boulder. His dissertation, which is the first cultural history of the eastern European Jewish immigrant culture in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s, is titled "Staging a New Community: Jewish Immigrant Culture in Interwar France, 1920-1940." Nick has published with French Politics, Culture & Society and Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture and serves as managing editor for the journal East European Jewish Affairs. Nick is teaching JWST 200: Introduction to Jewish Studies. JWST 200 Syllabus