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Dr. David Gottlieb

Dr. David Gottlieb

Director of Jewish Studies | Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies

David N. Gottlieb, Spertus Institute's Director of Jewish Studies, teaches about Jewish identity and Jewish memory. He has taught at The University of Chicago and Claremont Lincoln University, where he helped develop the curriculum for the Masters in Interfaith Action concentration.

Gottlieb has written extensively for both academic and general-interest publications, including the Journal of Religion, the Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought, Shofar, and Tablet, among others. He served as founding executive director of Full Circle Communities, Inc., a nonprofit philanthropic developer of affordable housing and provider of social and supportive services to its residents.

Jewish Studies
  • PhD/MA, University of Chicago Divinity School
  • BA, Amherst College


  • Judaism and World Religions
  • Jewish Thinking
  • The Binding of Isaac: Obedience and Interpretation

Second Slayings: The Binding of Isaac and the Formation of Jewish Memory, Gorgias Press