Dr. Eliyana Adler

Eliyana AdlerRegion: Washington, D.C.

Eliyana Adler has taught Jewish history at the University of Maryland for the past six years. She has also taught individual courses at a number of other institutions including Georgetown University, George Washington University, Tufts University, Brandeis University, and the Me’ah Program of Hebrew College.  Eliyana has lectured widely and published articles and reviews in a variety of journals. Her book, In Her Hands: The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia, is due out later this year. Eliyana resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband and three daughters. Broad topics of interest include the interactions between the Jewish community of Eastern Europe and modernity, autobiographical writing, women’s spirituality, the history of education, and historiography.


  • Challan, Niddah and Candles: Jewish Women's Prayers
  • Jewish Women's History: Ethics and Sources
  • Reading into History: Dvora Baron as Storyteller
  • Rayna Batya Berlin: The Rebellious Rebbetzin as Self-Reflection
  • Before Sarah Schenirer: Education for Girls in Eastern Europe

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