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  • Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion


PhD, Yale University, 2015
MPhil, Yale University, 2012
BA, Boston University, 2009


Shari Rabin is a scholar of modern Judaism and American religions. She is the author of the award-winning Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-century America (NYU Press, 2017). She is currently writing a history of Jews, religion, and race in the U.S. South, from the seventeenth-century to the present day.

  • RELG/JWST 100 - Introduction to Jewish Studies: Sacred Spaces and Promised Lands
  • RELG 283 - American Religious Traditions
  • RELG/JWST 253 - Pilgrimage, Travel, and Judaism
  • RELG/JWST 257 - Judaism in the U.S.: State, Synagogue and Beyond
  • RELG 358 - Religious Outsiders and the American State


  • Shari Rabin Quoted

    June 19, 2020

    Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion Shari Rabin is quoted in an article in the Jewish Telegraph Agency concerning a California synagogue's decision to alter a monument in their synagogue that included the name of a slave-holding, Confederate Jew.

  • Shari Rabin Gives Workshop

    April 29, 2020

    Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion Shari Rabin gave a training workshop on nineteenth-century Jewish migration for docents at the National Museum of American Jewish History.