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Samuel  Heilman

Samuel Heilman

Department Of Sociology
Office Location: Powdermaker Hall, Room-252FF
Phone: 718-997-2832
Fax: 718-997-2820

​Samuel Heilman was awarded the highest university rank of Distinguished Professor by CUNY and won the Marshall Sklare Memorial Award for his lifetime of scholarship from the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. He is the Harold Proshansky Chair in Jewish Studies at the Graduate Center, and also serves as the Editorin-Chief of Contemporary Jewry, the premiere scholarly journal on the social scientific study of Jewry. Recently he published The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, co-authored with Menachem Friedman (Princeton, 2010), which won the National Jewish Book Award. In addition, Professor Heilman gave the keynote address at the Bar-Ilan University Conference on Cultural Vitality and Jewish Education. This past year he did an extensive interview on Religion and Ethics with PBS, focusing on the difficulties of leaving the ultra- Orthodox Jewish community.
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