Elliot Wolfson

Professor & Chair of the Jewish Studies Minor Advisory Committee

Office Location

HSSB 3063


Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies

Professor of Religious Studies


Elliot Wolfson received bachelor and master of Arts degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, where he pursued the study of philosophy, focusing especially on phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism. He received master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from Brandeis University, where he specialized in the study of the Kabbalistic texts and traditions that have remained central to his scholarly work. He was the Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, where he taught between 1987 and early 2014