MemberMichelle Margolis 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:
Guest co-editor (with Amalia Levi): Reviews in Digital Humanities, 2:11 (January 2021), “Special Issue: Jewish Digital Humanities.” General Editors: Jennifer Guiliano and Roopika Risam
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:…

Michelle is the Norman E. Alexander for Jewish Studies at Columbia University, as well as the Vice President/President Elect 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.