The Conveners of the Master’s are Professor Moshe Halbertal and Professor Joseph Weiler, the Co-Directors of The Tivkah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization.

Foundational courses will be taught by the regular faculty at NYU School of Law and the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Specialized courses will be designed and taught by the Affiliates and Fellows of the Tikvah Center. Affiliates include Elliot Wolfson, David Flatto, and Suzanne Last Stone. Fellows are drawn from the most distinguished amongst established scholars, and the most promising among emerging scholars. They spend one year at The Tikvah Center for the purposes of research and may teach some courses. The Fellows for academic year 2009/2010 include:

  1. Moshe Idel (Max Cooper Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  2. Avital Margalit  (Professor of Law, Bar-Ilan University)
  3. Aharon Shemesh  (Professor, Bar-Ilan university)
  4. Adiel Schremer  (Professor, Bar-Ilan university)
  5. Beth Berkowitz  (Associate Professor, The Jewish theological Seminary)
  6. James Kugel  (Professor, Bar-Ilan university)
  7. Rabbi Saul Berman  (Director of Continuing Rabbinic Education, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah; and Lecturer In Law, Columbia Law School)
  8. Yishai Beer  ( Professor, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The Fellows in academic year 2010/2011, some of whom will teach in the program include:

  1. Perry Dane (Rutgers School of Law)
  2. Ephraim Shoham-Steiner, Ph.D.  (Department of Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
  3. Elisheva Carlebach (Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture and Society, Columbia University)
  4. Michael Walzer (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
  5. Maoz Kahana (Department of Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  6. Yair Lorberbaum  (Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University)
  7. Gabriella Blum (Harvard Law School)

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