About Dr. Claire E. Sufrin
Dr. Claire Sufrin is editor of the Sources: A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Senior Editor at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. A scholar of modern Jewish thought, she is a widely respected educator with teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in more informal settings with teens and adults of all ages.
Claire’s written work has appeared in a variety of academic and other publications on topics including Martin Buber’s writings about the Bible and his philosophy of history; post-Holocaust theology; the intersection of religion and literature; American Judaism; and Jewish feminism. She is co-editor of the New Jewish Canon: Ideas and Debates, 1980-2015, a 2021 National Jewish Book Award finalist.
Before joining the Hartman Institute, Claire was Associate Professor of Instruction in Jewish Studies and Assistant Director of the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has also taught at Stanford University, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the University of Notre Dame, and Northeastern University in Boston.
Claire holds a BA in Religious Studies from Yale University and a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University. She lives with her husband Michael Simon and their two children in Evanston, Illinois.