Zev Garber is Emeritus Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies and Philosophy at Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096, where he began teaching full time in 1970, retired in 2007, and continues to teach several classes per year p/t. Undergraduate education, Bar Ilan University (Israel) and Hunter College in the Bronx (1958-62); Graduate school education, UCLA and USC (1962-70). Garber has served as Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at University of California at Riverside, Visiting Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University, and as President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of two academic series, Studies in Shoah (UPA) and Shofar Supplements in Jewish Studies (Purdue UP), and serves as Co-Editor of Shofar. He established the first degree program in Jewish Studies in higher education in the State of California at Los Angeles Valley College (1971); and has organized and coordinated the NAPH sessions at SBL annual meetings for nearly three decades. He has presented and/or written hundreds of articles and reviews (academic and popular), and he has authored and edited 12 academic books, including, The Jewish Jesus: Revelation, Reflection, Reclamation (Purdue University Press, 2011) and Teaching the Historical Jesus (Routledge, 2015) Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber was published by Purdue University Press in 2009. These books and others by Garber have been reviewed in RBL.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Jewish Jesus, Shoah Theology, Interfaith Dialogue