Weil, Shalva Jessica                             

¨                   Personal Details

Shalva Jessica Weil

Place of birth:  London

Date of Immigration: 29.11.1972

Work address:  NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Hebrew              University

Work Telephone: 02 588 2100

Email: msshalva@mscc.huji.ac.il

Home address: 7 Rehov Dan, Jerusalem 93509

Cellular Telephone: 052 608127

¨                   Scientific Publications – published

a)      Monographs (refereed with academic committee)

1.      2000a India, The Larger Immigrations from Eastern Countries, Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute and the Ministry of Education. (Hebrew).

2.      2000b The Unique and the Unifying: Religious and Secular Schoolchildren and their Parents at Keshet School, Jerusalem: The NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, The Hebrew University. (Hebrew).

3.      1997 Ethiopian High School Graduates of the Educational System in Israel, 1987-1989: Past, Present and Future, Jerusalem: NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, The Hebrew University. (Hebrew).

4.      1991a One-Parent Families among Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel, Jerusalem: NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, The Hebrew University. (Hebrew).

5.      1991b The Changing Religious Tradition of Ethiopian Jews in Israel: a Teachers’ Guide, Jerusalem: The Ministry of Education & Culture & NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, The Hebrew University. (Hebrew).

6.      1989 The Religious Beliefs and Practices of Ethiopian Jews in Israel, Jerusalem: NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, The Hebrew University (Second edition). (Hebrew).

7.      1985 The Dynamics of Community Schools in Israel: an Ethnography, Jerusalem: NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, The Hebrew University. (Hebrew).

b)      Bibliography

1.      2001 Bibliography of Ethiopian Jewry, Paris: SOSTEJE (Society for the Study of Ethiopian Jewry).

c)      Editorship of collective volumes

1.      2003 (forthcoming) [1] A View from the Margin: the State of the Art of Indo-Judaic Studies (N. Katz, S. Weil and P. Kumarswamy eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2.      2002 Indian Jewish Heritage: Ritual, Art and Life-Cycle (S. Weil ed.), Mumbai: Marg Publications. Review

3.      1999 Roots and Routes: Ethnicity and Migration in Global Perspective (S. Weil ed.), Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University.

4.      1997 Ethiopian Jews in the Limelight (S. Weil ed.), Jerusalem: NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Hebrew University. (Hebrew).

5.      1995 Guest editor, Special Issue on Ethiopian Jewry, Israel Social Science Research, Vol. 10, No.2.

6.      1984 From Cochin to Israel, (S. Weil ed.) Jerusalem: Kumu Berina. (Hebrew).

d)      Chapters in collective volumes

1.      2003a (Accepted for publication). "Motherland and fatherland as dichotomous diasporas: the Case of the Bene Israel", in: L. Anteby, W. Berthomiere and G. Sheffer (eds.) 2000 ans de diasporas, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes,

2.      2003b (Accepted for publication). 'It's good that I was at a dormitory school – but I wouldn't have chosen to be there': attitudes of Ethiopian immigrants to the educational tracks in which they studied", in: P. Peri and M. Tzellermeir (eds.) Education for Difference, Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad. (Hebrew).

3.      2003c (Accepted for publication). "Cultural and Organizational Factors in an Ethnographic study of A-typical Schools", in Ethnographic Organizational Studies.

4.      2003d (Accepted for Publication). "Abraham Adgeh: The Perfect English Gentleman", in: E. Trevisan-Semi and T. Parfitt (eds.) Ethiopian Jewry in Historical and Contemporary Times, London: Curzon Press.

5.      2002a "The Heritage and Legacy of Indian Jews". In: S. Weil (ed.) Indian Jewish Heritage: Ritual, Art and Life-Cycle, Mumbai: Marg Publications.

6.      2002b "Bene Israel Rites and Routines". In: S. Weil (ed.) Indian Jewish Heritage: Ritual, Art and Life-Cycle, Mumbai: Marg Publications.

7.      1999a “Collective Rights and Perceived Inequality: The Case of Ethiopian Jews in Israel”, in Tim Allen and John Eade eds. Divided Europeans: Understanding Ethnicities in Conflict, The Hague/London/Boston: Kluwer Law International, pp.127-144.

8.      1999b “From Persecution to Freedom: Central European Jewish Refugees and their Jewish Host Communities in India”, in Anil Bhatti and Johannes H. Voigt eds. Jewish Exile in India 1933-1945, New Delhi: Manohar and Max Mueller Bhavan, pp.64-84.

9.      1999c “The Life and Death of Solomon Isaac”, in Tudor Parfitt and Emanuela Trevisan Semi eds. The Beta Israel in Ethiopia and Israel: Studies on the Ethiopian Jews, London: Curzon Press, pp.40-49.

10.  1999d “Ethnicity and Migration in Global Perspective”, in Shalva Weil ed. Roots and Routes, Jerusalem: Magnes, pp.11-22.

11.  1998a “Festivals and Cyclical Events of the Year” in J. Harrison, R. Wolfert and R. Levitov eds. Culture – Differences in the World and in Israel: a Reader in Sociology for Junior High Schools, University of Tel-Aviv: Institute of Social Research and Ministry of Education, Pedagogic Administration, pp. 149-160. (Hebrew).

12.  1998b "Elementary School" in J. Harrison, R. Wolfert and R. Levitov eds. Culture – Differences in the World and in Israel: a Reader in Sociology for Junior High Schools, University of Tel-Aviv: Institute of Social Research and Ministry of Education, Pedagogic Administration, pp. 174-177. (Hebrew).

13.  1997a “Introduction: Ethiopian Jews in the Limelight”, in Shalva Weil ed. Ethiopian Jews in the Limelight, Jerusalem: NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Hebrew University. (Hebrew).

14.  1997b “ Collective Designations and Collective Identity of Ethiopian Jews” in Shalva Weil ed. Ethiopian Jews in the Limelight, Jerusalem: NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Hebrew University. (Hebrew).

15.  1996  “Double Conversion among the ‘Children of Menasseh,’” in Georg  Pfeffer & Deepak Kumar Behera eds. Contemporary Society Tribal Studies, New Delhi: Concept, pp.84-102.

16.  1994 “Yom Kippur: the Festival of Closing the Doors,” in Hananya Goodman ed. Between Jerusalem & Benares: Comparative Studies in Judaism & Hinduism, State University of New York Press, pp.85-100.

17.  1993  “Women & Language in Israel,” in Yael Azmon & Dafna N. Izraeli eds. Women in Israel, New Brunswick & London: Transaction Publishers, pp.363-377.

18.  1988a “Proximal Households’ among Bene Israel Indian Jews in Israel” in Lea Shamgar-Handelman & Rosella Palomba eds. Alternative Patterns of Family Life in Modern Societies, Roma: Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerche, Institute di Recerche Sulta Popolazione, pp.87-103.

19.  1988b “The Influence of Caste Ideology in Israel,” in M. Gottesmann ed. Cultural Transition: the Case of Immigrant Youth, Jerusalem: Magnes Press, pp.150-161.

20.  1987 “Anthropology becomes Home: Home becomes Anthropology,” in Anthony Jackson ed.,  Anthropology at Home, ASA Monograph No. 25, London: Tavistock Publications  pp.196-212.

21.  1986a “A Comparison of Christians & Jews in South India,” in Tim Timberg ed.,  The Jews of India, Delhi: Vikas Publication  pp.177-204.

22.  1986b “An Overview of Research on the Bene Israel,” in Tim Timberg ed., The Jews of India, Delhi: Vikas Publication pp.12-27.

23.  1985a “Ethnicity & the Family: a Q-study of  Israeli Children,” in Alex Weingrod ed., Studies in Israeli Ethnicity: After the Ingathering, New York: Gordon & Breach  pp.81-103.

24.  1985b “Interpersonal Relations & Uses of Language among Bene Israel in Israel” in Shlomo Deshen & Moshe Shokeid eds. Oriental Jews, Jerusalem: Schocken, pp.306-311. (Hebrew).

25.  1982 “Contacts Between the Bene Israel and the Holy Land from the Eighth Century B.C.E. until 1948: An Ethno-historical Perspective,” in I. Ben-Ami ed., The Sephardi & Oriental Jewish Heritage, Jerusalem: Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, 1982, pp.165-178.

e)      Refereed articles and refereed letters in scientific journals

1.      2003a (accepted for publication). "Orientalism and Oriental Jews", Pe'amim.

2.       2003b (accepted for publication) (with D. Roer-Strier) "The Unique and the Unifying: Children's Narratives of Cultural Differences", European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, Vol.11, No. 1.

3.      2003c (accepted for publication) "Lost Israelites from North-East India: Re-Traditionalisation and Conversion among the Shinlung from the Indo-Burmese Borderlands", Studies of Tribes and Tribals, Vol. 1, No. 1 (inaugural volume).

4.      2002 "Bene Israel Rites and Routines", Marg: A Magazine of the Arts, Vol. 54, No.2: 26-37.

5.      1999a “An Ethnographic Encounter”, Anthropology and Humanism, Vol. 24, No.2: 189.

6.      1999b “Flora Samuel”, Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2: 150-151.

7.      1997a  “Religion, Blood and the Equality of Rights: The Case of the Ethiopian Jews in Israel,” International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, 4: 397-412.

8.      1997b  "Changing of the Guard: Leadership among Ethiopian Jews in Israel", Journal of Social Studies, Vol. 1, No.4: 301-307.

9.      1996a  “Religious Leadership vs. Secular Authority: the Case of the Bene Israel", The Eastern Anthropologist, Vol. 49, Nos. 3& 4: 301-316 .

10.  1996b “Lisa Gilad”, Anthropology Today, Vol. 12, No. 5:25.

11.  1995a “It Is Futile to Trust in Man: Methodological Difficulties in Studying Non- Mainstream Populations with Reference to Ethiopian Jews in Israel,” Human Organisation, Vol. 54, No.1:1-9.

12.  1995b  “Introduction: Ethiopian Jews in the Limelight,” in Shalva Weil (ed.). Special Issue on Ethiopian Jewry, Israel Social Science Research, Vol. 10, No.2: iii-viii.

13.  1995c “Collective Designations and Collective Identity among Ethiopian Jews,” in Shalva Weil, ibid: pp.25-40.

14.   1994  “The Secular & Religious Elite among the Bene Israel Jews in India”, Pe’amim 60:49-63. (Hebrew).

15.   1991  “Beyond the Sambatyon: the Myth of the Ten Lost Tribes,” Ariel, Nos. 85-86:25-31.

16.  1989 “Ethiopian Jews in Israel: A Survey of Research & Documentation,” Jewish Folklore & Ethnology Review, Vol. II, No. 1-2:28-32.

17.  1987a “An Elegy in Amharic on Dr. Faitlovitch”, Pe’amim 33:125-127. (Hebrew).

18.  1987b “In Memoriam: Yona Bogale”, Pe’amim 33:140-144. (Hebrew).

19.  1986 “The Language & Ritual of socialization: Birthday Parties in a Kindergarten Context,” Man (N.S.) Vol.21:329-341.

20.   1983a “Women & Language in Israel,” International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Vol. 41:77-91.

21.   1983b “The Effect of Ethnic Origin on Children’s Perceptions of their Families,” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Vol. XIV, No.3: 347-366.

22.  1982 “Symmetry between Christians and Jews in India: the Cnanite Christians and the Cochin Jews of Kerala,” Contributions to Indian Sociology, Vol. 16, No. 2: 175-196.

23.  1981  “Family Perceptions among Pre-Adolescent Children in Israel,” (in collaboration with Rami Benbenishty), in F. Martinson ed., ‘Special Issue: The Child & the Family,’ in Journal of Comparative Family Studies. Vol. XII, No. 1:51-61.

24.  1980a “The State of Research into Bene Israel Indian Jews,” Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol XVII, No.4:397-408.

25.  1980b “Literature of the Jews of India,” in H. Jason ed., ‘Folk Literature of the People of Israel,’ in Journal of Indian Folkloristics, Vol. 3, No. 5/6: 58-71.

26.  1977a “Names & Identity among the Bene Israel,” Ethnic Groups, Vol. I, No.3: 201-219.

27.  1977b “Verbal Interaction among the Bene Israel,” International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Vol. 13:71-85.

28.  1977c “Verbal Interaction among the Bene Israel,” Linguistics Vol.193:71-85.

29.  1974  “Bene Israel in Britain,” New Community, Vol.3, Nos. 1-2: 87-91.

f)        Un-referred articles and publications

1.      2001 “The Jewish Communities of India” in A. Mizrachi  and A. Ben-David (eds.)", The Tribes-Evidence of Israel: Exile, Immigrations, Absorption, Contribution and Integration, Netanya: Association for Society and Culture, Documentation and Research, pp. 272-281. (Hebrew).

2.      1995a  “Representations of Leadership among Ethiopian Jews,” in Steven Kaplan, Tudor Parfitt and Emanuela Trevisan Semi (eds.), Between Africa & Zion, Proceedings of the second SOSTEJE conference in Venice, Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, pp.230-239.

3.      1995b “Remote Jewish Communities” in Ely Ben-Gal, The People of the Menorah, Tel-Aviv: Maccabi World Union, pp.68-73.

4.      1994   “The Cultural Background of Ethiopian Immigrants and the Transition to Israeli Society” in Gila Noam ed., Achievements and Challenges in the Absorption of Ethiopian Immigrants, Jerusalem: JDC-Brookdale Institute, pp.145-156. (Hebrew).

5.      1990 “Religious Customs and Beliefs of Ethiopian Jews", Hareshut Hanetuna, 5:18-21. (Hebrew).

Review Essay

1.      2001 (October) Review article on the Jews of India, with special reference to The Jews of India by B.J. Israel (New Delhi: Mosaic Books, 1998) Biblio: A Review of Books, (New Delhi, Manohar), Vol. 6, Nos. 9 &10:18-19.

Book Reviews in Scientific Journals

1.      2003 The Book of Esther by Esther David, (Viking by Penguin Books India, 2002) Biblio: A Review of Books (New Delhi, Manohar)

2.      2002a (Accepted for publication) Return to Nisa!  by Marjorie Shostak (Harvard University Press, 2001) Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

3.      2002b Letters to Auntie Fori by Martin Gilbert (New York: Schocken, 2002) Biblio: A Review of Books, (New Delhi, Manohar).

4.      2002c (Accepted for publication) Roots and Rites by Ton Dekker, John Helsloot, Carla Wijers (eds.) (Amsterdam:Het Spinhuis, 2000) Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

 

5.      2002d (Accepted for publication) Jewish Portraits, Indian Frames by Jael Silliman  (Seagull Books, published by Brandeis University Press and University Press of New England) International Journal of Hindu Studies.

6.      2001  The Jews of India by B.J. Israel (New Delhi: Mosaic Books, 1998) Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies, Vol. 4: 119-122.

7.      1999  The Inter-Cultural Experience- a Reader in Anthropology by Moshe Shokeid and Shlomo Deshen eds. (Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv: Shocken, 1988) Pe’amim Vol. 77: 152-154. (Hebrew).

8.      1998a  Jews of the Raj by Mavis Hyman (London: Hyman Publishers, 1996) The Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1:105-107.

9.      1998b Contemporary Society: Childhood and Complex Order by Georg Pfeffer and Deepak Kumar Behera eds. (New Delhi: Manak Publications 1996), Journal of Social Studies, Vol. 2, No. 4: 289-290.

10.  1997 Torah and Veda by Barbara Holdrege (State University of New York Press, Albany), International Journal of Hindu Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2: 427-428.

11.  1995  Surviving Salvation by Ruth Westheimer & Steve Kaplan (New York University Press, 1993), Journal of Religion in Africa, Vol.25, No.1:111-112.

12.  1989 Music, Ritual & Falasha History by Kay Kaufman Shelemay (Michigan State University, 1986), Journal of Religion in Africa, Vol. 19, No.3:276-280.

13.  1985 The Bene Israel in India: Some Studies by Benjamin J. Israel (Bombay: Orient Longman, 1984), Asian & African Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1:131-132.

14.  1981 Childminder by Brian & Sonia Jackson (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979), Journal of Marriage & the Family, Vol. 43, No.1:227-229.

Encyclopedia Entries

1.      2003 (Accepted for Publication). "Ethiopian Jewish Women", Jewish Women-A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, M. Shalvi, ed. Jerusalem: Shalvi Publishing.

2.      2002a “Abraham Adgeh”, Encyclopedia Aethiopica, S. Uhlig, ed. Wiesbaden, p.48.

3.      2002b "Judaism-South Asia", Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, Levinson, David and Karen Christensen, et al., eds. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, Vol. 3, pp. 284-286.

4.      2002c “Cochin Jews”, Encyclopedia of World Cultures Supplement, Ember, Carol R., Melvin Ember, and Ian Skoggard, eds.  New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002, pp. 78-80.

5.      2002d "Judaism South Asia", Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, Levinson, David and Karen Christensen, et al., eds. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002.

6.      2000 “Ethiopia”, Reader’s Guide to Judaism, (Michael Terry ed.), New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, pp. 170-1.

7.      1999 “Bene Israel”; “Cochin Jews”, Encyclopedia Judaica Cd-Rom, Jerusalem.

8.      1997 “Bene Israel”, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, (R.J. Zwi Werblowsky and Geoffrey Wigoder eds. in chief),  New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 113.

9.      1996a “Ethiopian Jews”, Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East, (Reeva S. Simon, Philip  Mattar, Richard W. Bulliet eds.), New York: Macmillan,Vol. 2:624-5. 

10.  1996b “Bene Israel”, Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East, (Reeva S. Simon, Philip Mattar, Richard W. Bulliet eds.), New York: Macmillan, Vol. 1:350.

11.  1994 “India, Zionism In”, “Indian Jews in Israel”, Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel (Geoffrey Wigoder ed.) Associated University Presses, pp. 651-653.

12.  1992  “Bene Israel”, “Cochin Jews,” Encyclopedia of World Cultures, (Paul Hockings ed.) Boston, Mass: G.K. Hall & Co., Vol. 3 (South Asia):27-29 & 71-73.

13.  1989 “Bene Israel”; “Lost Tribes”, Encyclopedia of Judaism, (Geoffrey Wigoder ed.) Jerusalem Publishing House, pp. 109-110 & 714-715.

Museum Catalogues (and CDs)

1.      2002 The Bene Israel of India, in Eliyahoo Hanabee  (to accompany CD- Rom), Tel-Aviv: Beth Hatefutsoth, the Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora.

2.      1991 Beyond the Sambatyon: the Myth of the Ten Lost Tribes, Tel-Aviv: Beth Hatefutsoth,  the Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora.

3.      1989 Beta Israel: A House Divided, Binghamton State University of  New York.

4.      1981 The Jews from the Konkan: the Bene Israel Community of India, Tel-Aviv: Beth Hatefutsoth, the Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora.

g)      Classified articles and reports

1.      1999 Educational Bridgemakers from the Caucasian community, Jerusalem: JDC-Israel and Ministry of Education

2.      1992 Communal Organisation among Ethiopian Jews in Israel, Jerusalem: New York, UJA   Federation.

3.      1986 The Occupational Perceptions of Ethiopian Jews, Jerusalem: The NCJW Research Institute for Innovation Education, The Hebrew University.

¨                   Lectures and Presentations at Meetings and Invited Seminars not

           Followed by Published Proceedings-from 1994 only

a)      Organiser of  international conferences and symposia

7/2002 (forthcoming) Co-organiser (with Profs. Nathan Katz, Florida, US and  Kumarswamy, New Delhi): Indo-Judaic Studies, University of Oxford, England

5/2002  Organiser Orientalism and Education: Mizrahi and Sefardi Jews in Israel and the Diaspora, University of Ben-Gurion in the Negev, Israel

10/2001   Co-Organiser (with Profs. Tubiana, Paris and Trevisan-Semi, Venice): I. Halevi and his followers, SOSTEJE (Society for the Study of Ethiopian Jewry), Sorbonne, Paris, France

10/1998 Co-Organiser (with Dr.Elisa Bianchi and Prof. Trevisan Semi, Venice): SOSTEJE on Ethiopian Jewry, Milan University, Italy.

6/1997 Organising Committee: Multiculturalism and Minority Relations. NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

5/1995 Co-Organiser: SOSTEJE on Ethiopian Jewry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

6/1994 Organiser: International Symposium on Ethnicity & Migration. NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Hebrew  University, Jerusalem.

6/1994 Co-organiser: International Conference on Immigration,  Language Acquisition & Patterns of Social Integration.  NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Hebrew University.

b)      Invited plenary lectures at conferences/meetings

7/2002  Indo-Judaic Studies, University of Oxford, England. Paper: An Overview of Research into Indian Jews.

2/2002 Diaspora, MIGRINTER, Poitiers, France. Paper: Motherland and Fatherland as Dichotomous Concepts of Homeland.

5/1999   Book launch (with Prof. Judith Brown, Beit Prof. of Comonwealth History, Balliol College, Oxford) on Roots and Routes.

2/1998 Washington Institute. Lecture: Ethiopian Jewish Family in Transition in Israel.

3/1995 Jewish Emigration to India. Jawarahalal Nehru University, New Delhi and Max Mueller Bhavan, India. Paper: Jewish Host Communities’ Reception of the Jewish Immigrants, 1939-45.

1/1995  International Symposium of India Studies, Kovallam, India.  Paper: Co-existence in India: the Case of the Jews.

1/1994 Jews & Christians in a Hindu Society. World Council of  Churches, Ernakulam, India. Paper: Jews & Christians in South India.

c)      Presentation of papers at conferences/meeting

8/2002 International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA). Santorini. Paper: Indian Diasporic Visual Images.

10/2001 Society for the Study of Ethiopian Jewry (SOSTEJE), Paris. Paper: From Hailu to El’azar to Hailu Desta: the Changing Identity of one of Dr. Faitlovitch’s Pupils.

8/2001 European Sociological Association (ESA), Helsinki. Paper: Reinventing Colonialism in Qualitative  Methodology.

11/2000 American Anthropological Association. San Francisco. Paper: Indian Jews of the Raj, Session: Colonialism and the Jews.

5/2000 Ben-Zvi Institute international colloquium. Paper: Bene Israel collective memory versus researched memory.

7/1998 International Union of Ethnological Sciences, Williamsburg, Virginia USA. Paper: The Meaning of Childhood in non-Western Societies.

1/1996 Gender, Religion and Social Definition in South-East Asia. School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of  London. Paper: Hierarchy, Religion and Gender: Contradictory Systems of  Value among Bene Israel Women in India.

5/1997 Family, Household and Community. Committee for Family Research (Section of the International Sociological Association), Maalei Hachamisha, Israel. Paper: One-Parent Families among Ethiopian Jews in Israel.

 7/1996 Ethnic Violence across Boundaries. EASA (European Social Anthropologists),Barcelona, Spain. Paper: Blood and Tear Gas.

d)      Presentation at informal international seminars and workshops

4/99. Symposium on “Ethnographic film” (with Ivo Strecker and Jean Lydall, Germany) in conjunction with the Centre for German Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

3/1999 International Workshop: “The Moment of Intransigence”, University College, London.

4/1998 Lecture: "Between Official and Perceived Status: The Case of the Ethiopian Jews in Israel", Dept. of Ethnic and Minority Studies, Institute and Graduate School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Budapest, Hungary

2/1994 International Symposium on Jewish Identity. Melton Centre, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Paper: Jewish Identity among Ethiopian Jews.

5/1994 Israel Association for Canadian Studies. Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Paper: Ethnicity among Ethiopian Jews in Canada.

e)      Seminar presentations at universities and institutions

1/2001 Lecture on Voluntary Leadership Forum for Integrating Ethiopian Jews in Beersheba

1/1999 Lecture to WUJS (World Union of Jewish Students), Multicultural Communication

12/2000 Lecture on language and ritual in birthday parties, Beit Midrash, Yeruham

5/2000 Convener: two sessions on anthropology and education, Israel Anthropology Association conference.

Commission on Urgent Anthropological Research, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)

Association for Society and Culture, Documentation and Research

7/2000 Literacy among Ethiopian Jews, SCRIPT conference, Maalei Hahamisha

The religiosity of Ethiopian Jewish Graduates of State Religious Schools, Bar-Ilan University, Institute for the Study and Advancement of  Religious Education

 Keshet

¨                   Synopsis of research, including reference to publications* fn. –if

            published, marked with asterisk and selected grants

 

(Principal investigator)

Perceptions of the Other in schools and in the community

1998-2000 Religious-secular encounter at the Keshet school *(commissioned by the Avi-Chai Foundation and Keshet School)

1997-8   Intercultural Bridges: Ethiopian Jews meet Israeli Arabs (Abraham Fund)

 

Ethiopian Jews in Israel

1996-9          Education among Ethiopian Jews in Israel* (commissioned by Ministry of Education)

1994      Methodology in researching Ethiopian Jews* (commissioned by Brookdale  Research Institute)

1991-92      Communal Organisation (commissioned by UJA-New York Federation)

1989-91      One-Parent Families* (commissioned by Ministry of Social Welfare)

1987           Life Histories of Dr. Faitlovitch’s Pupils*

1985-88      Religious Customs & Beliefs* (commissioned by Ministry of Education; Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture)

1984-85      Occupational Perceptions (commissioned by JDC-Israel)

 

Caucasian Jews

1997-8 Evaluation of Caucasian educational bridgemakers (commissioned by JDC-Israel)

1993-5 Interactions between immigrants in Israel (commissioned by Ministry of Social Welfare)

 

Community Schools in Israel

1982-83      Concepts of community in community schools* (commissioned by  Community Centres Corporation)

 

Bene Israel (Indian Jews) in Lod, Israel

1995-2000   Interactions between Hinduism and Judaism in India*

1972-75      Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity* (Fellowship: Social Science Research Council, UK)

 

 

Bene Israel in Britain

1972           Double Identity* (Fellowship: Social  Science Research Council, UK)

Synopsis of  Selected Educational Action-Oriented Programs, including reference to selected granting agencies

2002- (W. T. Grant scholarship ($520,000)– in collaboration with R. Astor, Ann Arbor Michigan, and R. Benbenishty, Hebrew University)

1998-2002 Teachers’ training program for Ethiopian Jews (Steering Committee for Ethiopian Jews, Ministry of Education; Gruss Foundation; and anonymous donor-c.$150,000 p.a.)

1999-2000 Caucasian children going up to first grade (Yad b’Yad)

1996-2001 Ethiopian youth Empowerment Program (based at Kfar Batya) (Bader Foundation; JDC-Israel)

1999 Pedagogic library on Ethiopian Jewry (Yad b’Yad)

¨                   Present Academic Activities

Research In Progress

a. Indian diasporas and concepts of “homeland”

b. Religious-secular relations in schools and other state schools.

c. Education of  Ethiopian Jewish graduates of the Israeli educational system .

Applied Educational Projects in Progress

a. Teachers’ training program for Ethiopian Jews.

b. Ethiopian youth Empowerment Program (based at Kfar Batya)

Books and articles to be published

(a)    In Preparation

Book: India the Motherland; Israel the Fatherland

(b)   Submitted for Publication

1.                   “The Unique and the Unifying: Religious and Secular Schoolchildren and their Parents at Keshet School”, Journal of Educational Psychology.(Revise and re-submit).

2.                  “Prester John in South India”, Revue de l’Histoire des Religions. (Revise and re-submit).

3.                  "The Earth's Inhabitants Scattered: the Relationship between Ethnicity and Diaspora." Diaspora.

4.                  Dual Conversion among the Shinlung of North-East India, Ethnos.

¨                   Additional Information

NOTES ON PUBLICATIONS:

Books

*Marg publications (forthcoming book on Indian Jewish heritage). Largest and most prestigious publishing house in India.

Roots and Routes: Ethnicity and Migration in Global Perspective  published  by Magnes Press is part of the New Vistas in Education and Society Series with an international editorial board (including Profs. Harry Passow of Columbia University, Ellen Goldring of Vanderbilt University  and Henry Levin of Stanford University, and Israeli scholars, including  Profs. Elite Olshtain and  Michael Chen).

Scientific Articles

*Anthropology and Humanism. Leading anthropology journal in literary anthropology. Editor: Edie Turner, University of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

*International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. Prestigious law journal, Kluwer Press, Holland. Editor: Yonah Alexander, George Washington University.

*Journal of Social Studies. Editor, P.K. Behera, Sambalpur University, India, recently elected Vice-Chairperson of  International Union of Ethnological Sciences.

 *The Eastern Anthropologist. Published by the Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society. Editor: Gopala Sarana, University of Lucknow, India. Editorial Board includes T.N. Madan, M.N. Srinivas and Sol Tax (USA).

* Human Organisation. World’s leading journal in applied anthropology. (My article was selected as the lead article of the volume). Editor: Michael Angrosino, University of  South Florida.

*Jewish Folklore & Ethnology Review. Editor: Barbara Kirschenblatt,  New York University.

*Man. Foremost anthropological journal in Britain. Since changed its name to Journal of Anthropological Research.

*International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Leading journal in socio-linguistics.

Editor: Joshua Fishman, New York. I have two articles in this journal: on women; and on Bene Israel Indian Jews.

*Journal of Comparative Family Studies. Published at Minnesota University. Editor: George Kurian, Calgary, Canada.  I have two articles in this journal on ethnic perceptions of family.

* Contributions to Indian Sociology. The most prestigious sociological journal on Indian studies, edited by T.N. Madan and reviewed by Louis Dumont, author of  Homo Hierarchicus. Others on the board: M.N. Srinivas and David Pocock. My paper on Symmetry between Jews and Christians in South India was selected as the subject of an international conference on the subject in South India.

*Indian Economic and Social History Review. Reputed Indian social science journal.

*Journal of Indian Folkloristics. Leading Indian folklore journal in a highly developed field in India.

*Ethnic Groups. Editors: Anthony La Ruffa and Joel Savishinsky, New York. Gordon and Breach Publishers.

*Linguistics. Published by Mouton, the Hague, international review.

* New Community. Leading journal in Britain at the time in race/ethnic relations. Editor: Sheila Patterson. Today, the journal is called Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Book Reviews

Journal of Religion in Africa. Leading journal on African religion with several articles on Ethiopian Jews.

Journal of Marriage & the Family. Leading journal on sociology of the family.

Journals on Indian studies:

International Journal of Hindu Studies. Journal edited by Mittal Sushil in Canada with top Indian specialists. (I have been invited to be the Editor of the Jewish-Hindu dialogue in this journal).

Asian & African Studies.  Editor: Gabriel Baer, University of Haifa.

Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies. New journal on developing academic field of Indian Jewish studies. Editors: Nathan Katz, Florida International University and Braj Mohan Sinha, University of Saskatchewan.

Encyclopedia entries

Entries in top international academic encyclopedias (such as The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East, Encyclopedia of World Cultures) demonstrating among leading authorities on Ethiopian Jewry, on one hand, and Indian Jewry, on other.

Reports

Since I was employed as a senior researcher for the past 20 years at a research institute, I was encouraged to publish reports in Hebrew (and not necessarily academic articles in journals). The reports on Ethiopian Jewish integration and education in Israel, for example, have been widely cited by researchers on immigration in Israel (see, by way of example, the number of citations in the journal Megamot), such that I have been recognised as a leading social science researcher on Ethiopian Jews in Israel. [I also act as the scientific coordinator of all research on Ethiopian Jews internationally (through the SOSTEJE Association). ]



[1] Almost definite.