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JCST Alan Brill

Rabbi Alan Brill, Ph.D.

Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair of Jewish-Christain Studies

Department of Religion


Rabbi Brill specializes in Interfaith theology, Jewish mysticism, modern Jewish thought, and contemporary Orthodoxy.

I am honored to have been chosen for the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies in honor of Sister Rose Thering. I specialize in Interfaith theology, Jewish mysticism, spirituality, modern Jewish thought, and contemporary Orthodoxy.


  • Ph.D., Fordham University
  • Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, Yeshiva University
  • B.A., Yeshiva College

Academic Distinctions

  • February 3, 2009. Presented What is Kabbalah? at Or Zarua in Manhattan, NY.
  • December 25, 2008. Lectured on Madonna, Meditation and Science at Congregation Beth El, South Orange
  • December 2008. Participated in Imams and Rabbis for peace at Hommes de Parole, Paris
  • Gannon Lecture at Fordham University (2008)
  • Moshe is Magic A review Essay on the Kabbalistic Studies of Moshe Idel (Zeek, December, 2008)
  • November 18, 2008. Delivered a lecture on Family in Abrahamic Religions at the Interfaith Dialogue Center, Felician College.
  • October 9, 2008. Gave the Kol Nidrei sermon at Davar Congregation, Teaneck, NJ
  • October 6, 2008. Presented the lecture Is there still a Mystery to Mysticism after Modernity? as the Fall Gannon Lecture at Fordham University. 



Office Phone
(973) 761-9463


Office Location
Room 244
Fahy Hall


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