Associate Director and Professor of Jewish Civilization
Professor Sommer holds a doctorate from Jagiellonian University. For over 16 years she has served as a guide and educator at the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau. She teaches courses on the Holocaust.
Assistant Director and Professor of Jewish Civilization
Assistant Teaching Professor and Researcher of Art and Art History
Keren Rosa Hammerschlag is a Assistant Teaching Professor and Researcher in Art History and Women's and Gender Studies at Georgetown University. She is the Assistant Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization and a Faculty Affiliate in Residence in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.
Associate Visiting Professor of Jewish Civilization
Director of the Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education
Fr. McManus is the director of the Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education and an associate visting professor at the CJC. Fr. McManus teaches courses on Jewish-Catholic relations and the Holocaust.
Rabbi David Saperstein most recently worked at the State Department as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom from his confirmation on December 12th, 2014 until January 2017. He has also served as Director and Counsel at the Religious Action Center.
Meital Orr holds a doctorate in Modern Jewish Literature from Harvard University, as well as an M.A. from Columbia University in Hebrew Literature. Dr. Orr teaches Jewish literature and Hebrew language courses at Georgetown University.