Friday, September 24th | 18 Tishri 5782

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017


David N. Myers

President and CEO, Center for Jewish History

Formerly the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History at UCLA and most recently the author of “Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction,” David N. Myers took the helm earlier this year of New York’s Center for Jewish History.

The Center combines the resources of five separate organizations to represent what Myers calls a “sweeping view of Jewish history” that encompasses all fields and periods of the Jewish people’s ancient narrative.

“I say nothing Jewish-historical should be foreign to the Center,” says Myers. In particular, the Center is in the process of digitizing its resources so they will be easily available to scholars and the general public alike.

While Myers’ views on Israel have recently aroused the ire of some critics, his contributions to the study of Jewish history have been widely lauded. (Photo credit:


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