MemberMichelle Chesner

…Librarian for Jewish Studies…
…BA, History (Minor: Ancient Studies), Summa Cum Laude, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2006)

MA, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, New York University (2008)

MLIS (Concentration: Rare Books and Manuscripts), Long Island University (2008)…

Blog (ongoing): Jewish Studies @ CUL:
Presentation: “Footprints Redux: Looking back, looking forward” (Association of Jewish Libraries Conference, Boston, MA, June 2018)
“Jewish Studies/Digital Humanities Resources: An Introduction,” Judaica Librarianship 20 (doi:
Exhibition: “Yiddish at Columbia,” January 2018-June 2018 (Chang Gallery, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University)
“Old Texts and New Media: Jewish Books on th…

Michelle Chesner is the Norman E. Alexander for Jewish Studies at Columbia University, as well as Council Member-At-Large for the Association of Jewish Libraries.  She is a co-director for Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place (, and edits a column in Judaica Librarianship on Digital Humanities and Jewish Studies.

MemberAdrienne Krone

…American Academy of Religion
Association for the Study of Food and Society
Association of Jewish Studies
Society of Jewish Ethics…

I research religious food justice movements and teach courses in Jewish studies, food studies, environmental studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. My current project is an ethnographic and historical study of the Jewish Community Farming movement in North America.