Uzi Rebhun – Curriculum Vitae

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Personal

Date of birth:  17 May, 1961
Place of Birth: Haifa, Israel
Marital Status: Married; 3 children (born 1994, 1996, 2001)
Military Service: November 1979-December 1982

Post-Doctorate

1997/98: Senior Fellow, Harvard University, Center for the Study of World Religions.

Education

1997: Ph.D. (Summa Cum Laude), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Area of specialization: Jewish Demography. Title of dissertation: "Geographic Mobility and Religioethnic Identification among American Jews 1970-1990”. Supervisor: Prof. Sergio DellaPergola.

1991: M.A.  in Contemporary Jewry (Cum  Laude), The   Hebrew  University of   Jerusalem. Area of specialization: Jewish Demography. Title of thesis: "Jewish Identity and Demographic Transformation Among American Jews: The Impact of Place of Residence and Geographic Mobility in the 1980s". Supervisor: Prof. Sergio DellaPergola.

1986: B.A. in Statistics and Israel Studies. Haifa University.

Teaching and Research Experience

2000 - Lecturer, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1999/00: Teaching Associate (Lecturer), The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1999: Researcher, Division of Jewish Demography and Statistics, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1998/99: Teacher, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry; The Department of Population Studies; and The Rothberg School for Overseas Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1996/97: Teacher, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1993-97: Coordinator, Data Bank on Jewish Education in the Diaspora, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1987-97: Research Assistant, Project on Jewish Sociodemographic and Identificational Trends. Division of Jewish Demography and Statistics, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1991/92: Junior Coordinator, Research Group on 'Society and Religion in Contemporary Judaism', The Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Grants

1. Grant from the Israel Foundation Trustees to pursue research project on "Nativity Concentration and Internal Migration among the Foreign-Born in Israel, 1990-1995", 11/2000-11/2002.

2. Grant from the Silbert Center for Israel Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, for the research project mention in item 1 above, 2000/01.

Fellowships and Prizes

1. The Golda Meir Fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2000/01.

2. The Alex Berger Prize, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1998.

3. The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Scholarship for Research in Jewish Studies, 1997/98.

4. The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, Fellowship for Scholarly Project, 1996/97.

5. Student in Residence, Columbus, Ohio, 10/1994.

6. The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Doctoral Scholarship, 1992/93-1994/95.

7. The Golda Meir Fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991.

8. The Hela and Zalman Hertz and Batia Cohen Prize, Haifa University, 1987.

Editorial Boards

1. Contributing Editor, Contemporary Jewry (2000 - ).

2. Member of Editorial Board, Peamim: Journal for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East; and Editor, Section of Demography (2002 - )

List of Publications

Ph.D. Dissertation

1. Rebhun, Uzi. (1997). Geographic Mobility and Religioethnic Identification among American Jews 1970-1990. (Supervisor: Prof. S. DellaPergola). A revised version of the dissertation was published by Magnes Press, see item 3 below.

Books

2. Rebhun, Uzi. Restructuring Identity: Paradigms of Jewish Survival in America. Hanover and London: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press (forthcoming).

3. Rebhun, Uzi. (2001). Migration, Community and Identification: Jews in Late 20th Century America . The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 218 pp. (In Hebrew).

Edited Books

4. Rebhun, Uzi and Waxman, Chaim I. Eds. (2003). Jews in Israel: Contemporary Social and Cultural Patterns. Hanover and London: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press (forthcoming, 632 pp.).

Book Chapters

5. Rebhun, Uzi. (2003). “Centers and Peripheries of Jewish Identity in the U.S.: A Structural Analysis of Attitudes and Behaviors”. In: Berthomiere, W., Anteby L. and Sheffer. G. 2000 Years of Diasporas. France: Presses Universitaires de Rennes (forthcoming, 21 pp.).  

6. Rebhun, Uzi. (2003). Major Trends in the Development of Israeli Jews: A Synthesis of the Last Century”. In: Rebhun, Uzi and Waxman, Chaim I. (eds.) Jews in Israel: Contemporary Social and Cultural Patterns. Hanover and London: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press (forthcoming, 25 pp.).

7. Rebhun, Uzi and Waxman, Chaim I. (2003). “Challenges for the 21st Century”. In: Rebhun, Uzi and Waxman, Chaim I. (eds.) Jews in Israel: Contemporary Social and Cultural Patterns. Hanover and London: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press (forthcoming, 21 pp.).

8. Rebhun, Uzi. (2001). “Recent Developments in Jewish Identification in the United States: A Cohort Follow-Up and Facet Analysis”. In: DellaPergola, S. and Even, J. (eds.) Papers in Jewish Demography, 1997. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, World Union of Jewish Studies, and the Association for Jewish Demography and Statistics, pp. 261-279.  

9. Rebhun, Uzi and Raveh, Adi. (2001). “The Spatial Distribution of Quality of Life in the United States and Interstate Migration, 1965-70 and 1985-90: Application of the ‘Co-Plot’ Method”. In Elizur, D. (ed.) Facet Theory: Integrating Theory Construction with Data Analysis. Prague: Matfyzpress, pp. 211-227.   

10. DellaPergola, Sergio, Rebhun, Uzi and Tolts, Mark. (2000). “Prospecting the Jewish Future: Population Projections, 2000-2080”. American Jewish Year Book 2000: 103-146.

11. DellaPergola, Sergio, Rebhun, Uzi and Raicher, Rosa P. (2000). “The Six-Day War and Israel-Diaspora Relations: An Analysis of Quantitative Indicators”. In: Lederhendler, E. (ed.) The Six-Day War and World Jewry. Bethesda, MD: University of Maryland Press, pp. 11-50.

12. Rebhun, Uzi, DellaPergola, Sergio and Tolts, Mark. (1999). "American Jewry: A Population Projection, 1990-2020". In: Farber, R. R. and Waxman, C. I. (eds.) Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader. Hanover and London: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press, pp. 33-50. 

13. Rebhun, Uzi, and DellaPergola, Sergio. (1998). "The Sociodemographic and Jewish Identity Context of Mixed Marriage among Jews in the United States". In: Bartal, I. and Gafni, I. M. (eds.) Sexuality and The Family in History, Jerusalem: The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History and The Historical Society of Israel, pp. 369-398 (In Hebrew).

14. Rebhun, Uzi. (1997). "Similarities and Dissimilarities in National and Community Surveys: The Case of American Jews". In: DellaPergola, S. and Even J. (eds.) Papers in Jewish Demography 1993, Jewish Population Studies, Vol. 27. The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, pp. 55-78.

15. DellaPergola, Sergio, and Rebhun, Uzi. (1997). "Sociodemographic Aspects and Identificational Patterns of Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews in the United States in 1990". In: Abitbol, M.; Assis, Y.; and Chazan-Rokem, G. (eds.) Hispano-Jewish Civilization After 1492: Proceedings of Misgav Yerushalyim’s Fourth International Congress, 1992. Jerusalem: Misgav Yerushalyim, pp. 105-135 (In Hebrew).

Journal Articles

16. Rebhun, Uzi. (2003). “Jewish Identification in Contemporary America: Gans’s Symbolic Ethnicity and Religiosity Theory Revisited”. Social Compass (forthcoming, 24 pp.).

17. Rebhun, Uzi. (2002). “The Changing Roles of Human Capital, State Context of Residence, and Ethnic Bonds in Interstate Migration: American Jews 1970-1990”. International Journal of Population Geography (forthcoming, 43 pp.).

18. Rebhun, Uzi. (2002). “Directions, Magnitude and Efficiency of Interregional Migration, 1970-1990: Jews and Whites in the United States Compared”. The Review of Regional Studies (forthcoming, 52 pp.).

19. Rebhun, Uzi. (2001). “The Demographic Dimension in Conflict Resolution: The Case of Jerusalem”. Mediterranean Quarterly: A Journal of Global Issues 12(4): 80-89.  

20. Rebhun, Uzi and Waxman, Chaim I. (2000). “The ‘Americanization’ of Israel: A Demographic, Cultural and Political Evaluation”. Israel Studies 5(1): 65-91.

21. Rebhun, Uzi. (1999). "Jewish Identification in Intermarriage: Does a Spouse's Religion (Catholic vs. Protestant) Matter?" Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review 60(1): 71-88.

22. Rebhun, Uzi. (1997). “Changing Patterns of Internal Migration 1970-90: A Comparative Analysis of Jews and Whites in the United States”. Demography 34(2): 213-223.

23. DellaPergola, Sergio, Bassan, Esther, Rebhun, Uzi and Sagi, Dalia. (1997). “A Census of Jewish Schools in the Former Soviet Union for 1993/94 School Year”. Journal of Jewish Education 63(1-2): 20-30.

24. Rebhun, Uzi. (1995). “Geographic Mobility and Religioethnic Identification: Three Jewish Communities in the U.S.”. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34(4): 485-498.

25. Rebhun, Uzi. (1995)."The Distancing of the Jewish Community from its Institutions: The Case of Jewish Schools". Journal for Jewish Communal Service 71(2/3): 221-233.

26. Rebhun, Uzi. (1993). "The Community of Residence as an Explanatory Variable of Jewish Identity in the United States". Yahadut Zemanenu: A Research Annual 8:301-336 (In Hebrew).

27. Rebhun, Uzi. (1993). "Trends in the Size of American Jewish Denominations: A Renewed Evaluation". CCAR Journal: A Reform Jewish Quarterly, Winter issue: 1-11.

28. Rebhun, Uzi. (1992). "Where Shall the Immigrants be Settled - Clash of Theories". Environmental Planning: The Israeli Association for Environmental Planning Quarterly 46-47: 59-69 (In Hebrew).

29. Rebhun, Uzi. (1990). "Changes in the Geographical Distribution of the Israeli Population in 1972-1983". Horizons: Studies in Geography 30: 21-46 (in Hebrew).

Other Professional Articles and Publications

30. Rebhun, Uzi. (1996). Descriptive Statistics: Organizing and Describing Data. Jerusalem : The Israel Ministry of Education and Culture; and the School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 96 pp. (In Hebrew).

31. Rebhun, Uzi. (1995). “Beyond Mixed Marriage". Midstream: A Monthly Jewish Review 41 (9): 10-11. Also published in Kivunim: The Journal of Zionism and Judaism 7: 43-49 (1994, In Hebrew).

Book Reviews

1. Rebhun, Uzi. (2001). “The Geographic Dimension of Jewish Identification”. Review on: Goldstein, S. and Goldstein, A. Jews on the Move: Implications for Jewish Identity. SUNY Press, Albany, NY, 1996. Gesher: Journal of Jewish Affairs 142: 124-126 (In Hebrew).

2. Rebhun, Uzi. (2000). Review on: Sicron, M. and Leshem, E. “Profile of an Immigration Wave: The Absorption Process of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, 1990-1995”. The Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1998. Megamot: Behavioural Sciences Quarterly 40(2): 326-332 (In Hebrew).

3. Rebhun, Uzi. (1993). Review on: Dashefsky, A.; DeAmicis, J.; Lazerwitz, B.; and Tabory, E. “Americans Abroad: A Comparative Study of Emigrants from the United States”. Plenum Press, New York and London, 1992. Studies in Contemporary Jewry, 9: 311-313.

4. Rebhun, Uzi. (1992). "The Ethnic Dimension in the Israeli Society - Continuity and Change". Review on: Schmelz, U.O.; DellaPergola, S.; and Avner, U. Ethnic Differences Among Israeli Jews: A New Look. Jewish Population Studies, Vol. 22, 1991. Yahadut Zemanenu: A Research Annual 8: 391-397 (In Hebrew).

Submitted Articles

1. Rebhun, Uzi. “Jewish Identity in America: Structural Analyses of Attitudes and Behaviors”. Submitted to Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power (July 2002).

2. Rebhun, Uzi and Raveh, Adi. “The Spatial Distribution of Quality of Life and Interstate Migration, 1965-70 and 1985-90: Application of Different but Complementary Multivariate Methods (‘Co-Plot’ and Multiple Regression)”. Submitted to Journal of Population Economics (March 2002).

3. Rebhun, Uzi and Waxman, Chaim I. “Israel in the Early 21st Century: Challenging Internal and Global Developments”. Submitted to Modern Jewish Studies (March 2002).

4. Rebhun, Uzi. “Social Integration, Political Orientation and Attachment to Homeland: The Jewish Diaspora in America”. The Politics of Exile: The Role of Diasporas in Nation State Building. Vienna: Austrian Institute of International Affairs (March, 2002).

Lectures in International Scientific Conferences

1. Rebhun, Uzi . (2002). “Social Integration, Political Orientation and Attachment to Homeland: The Jewish Diaspora in America”. Paper presented at the workshop The Politics of Exile: The Role of Diasporas in Nation State Building. Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna (March).

2. Rebhun, Uzi . (2002). “Reconstructing Identity: The Jewish Diaspora in Late 20th Century America”. Paper presented at the conference 2000 Years of Diasporas . MIGRINTER, University of Poitiers, France (February).

3. Rebhun, Uzi . (2001). “The Changing Roles of Human Capital, State Context of Residence and Ethnic Bonds in Interstate Migration: American Jews, 1965-70 and 1985-90”. Paper presented at the 13th World Congress of Jewish Studies , Jerusalem (August).

4. Rebhun, Uzi and Raveh, Adi. (2001). “The Spatial Distribution of Quality of Life in the U.S. and Interstate Migration, 1965-70 and 1985-90: Application of the ‘Co-Plot’ Method”. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference of the Facet Theory Association ‘Facet Theory: Integrating Theory Construction with Data Analysis’, Prague (July).

5. DellaPergola, Sergio and Rebhun, Uzi. (2000). “Projecting A Rare Population: World Jews 2000-2080”. Paper presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (March).

6. Rebhun, Uzi. (1999). “Gans's Symbolic Ethnicity and Religiosity Theory Supported: Tracing Changes in Jewish Identification 1970-90”. Paper presented at the 34th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Tel-Aviv (July).  

7. Rebhun, Uzi and Raveh, Adi. (1998). “The Regionalization of Quality of Life in the United States and Population Redistribution, 1970-90: Application of the ‘Co-Plot’ Method”. Poster presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, Chicago (April).

8. Rebhun, Uzi. (1998). “American Jews in Transition, 1970-1990: From the Public Sphere to the Private Sphere of Religioethnic Identification”. Paper presented at the Western Jewish Studies Association, Los Angeles (March).

9. Rebhun, Uzi. (1997). “The Declining Role of Sociodemographic Factors in Determining Migration Behavior”. Poster presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting , Washington, D.C. (March).

10. Rebhun, Uzi. (1997). Trends in Jewish Identification in the United States. Paper presented at the 12th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem (July).

11. Rebhun, Uzi. (1995). “Changing Patterns of Internal Migration 1970-90: A Comparative Analysis of Jews and Whites in the United States”. Paper presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting. San Francisco (March).  

12. Rebhun, Uzi. (1993). “Similarities and Dissimilarities in National and Community Surveys: The Case of American Jews”. Paper presented at the 11th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem (June).