Henry Green, Ph.D.


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Henry A. Green has taught at the University of Miami since 1984. He received his Ph.D. from St. Andrews University (Britain) after postgraduate work in Canada, at the Sorbonne (France) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). He is the author or co-author of four books, including Research in Action (education of at-risk populations in Israel); The Economic and Social Origins of Gnosticism (Jewish origins from a sociological perspective); Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida; and Gesher Vakesher, Bridges and Bonds: The Life of Leon Kronish (the Israelization of American Jewry and the story of Jewish Miami) and many articles. Professor Green is the former Director of the Judaic Studies Program (1984-2000).  Dr. Green introduced a Sephardic Studies concentration during his tenure.  He is the Founding Director of Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida (1985-1993), the project to create a traveling exhibit documenting Jewish life in Florida which led to the founding of the Jewish Museum of Florida.  He has served as a Visiting Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Oxford University, and the University of Toronto. Among his awards are the Canada Council, the Israel Fellowship, and the Skirball Fellowship (Oxford University, England). Professor Green led the effort to establish first locally, and then nationally, a literacy and school readiness program (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, HIPPY) and served as national chair (2000-2003).   Currently, Professor Green is the International Director of Sephardi Voices.  The project’s mission is to record, document and preserve the memories of Sephardi/Mizrahi Jews, to make them digitally accessible similar to the Shoah/Holocaust project and to immortalize the legacy that stretches back to the prophet Jeremiah, the writings of the Talmud and Maimonides. His course offerings include REL 231, Jewish Civilization, REL 334, The American Jewish Experience: Hollywood and Popular Culture, REL 375, Modern Israel, REL 409, Human Rights: Refugees from the Middle East, MALS 599, Spirituality and Education.

 For more, please visit his Wikipedia page.

Course Offerings in Fall 2018:

REL 231 - Jewish Civilization and Being Jewish 

REL 375 - Democracy and Religion in Israel and Palestine