Shari Rabin
director

Shari Rabin, assistant professor of Jewish studies, earned her B.A. at Boston University and her Ph.D. from Yale University. She joined the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program in Fall 2015. She is an historian of nineteenth-century American Jews, focusing on religion and everyday life. She is the author of Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America, winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies and finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

Dale Rosengarten
associate director

Rosengarten, founding director of the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston Library, earned her B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Working with McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina, she developed the travelling exhibition A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life (2002-03) and co-edited a book by the same name. While assembling a distinguished archives on southern Jewish history and culture, Dale has continued to pursue her other chief field of interest – the African-American tradition of coiled basketry.

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