Lila Corwin Berman, Ph.D.

Lila Corwin Berman is Associate Professor of History at Temple University. She holds the Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History and directs the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. She is author of Metropolitan Jews: Politics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit (University of Chicago, 2015), for which she received support from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, and Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity (California, 2009). She is currently working on a book called “The American-Jewish Philanthropic Complex, 1945-Today.” Her articles have appeared in the Journal of American History, Jewish Social Studies, the Forward, Sh’ma, American Jewish History, as well as a number of edited collections.


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