1976 – 1979 BSc, Bar-Ilan University, Mathematics (major)
1984 – 1988 MA, Bar-Ilan University, Jewish History (magna cum laude)
Thesis title: ‘Economic and Social Aspects of Jewish Life in the Duchy of Milan during the Spanish Period (1535–1597) – Demography, Banking and Wealth’
Supervisor: Prof. Ariel Toaff
1992 – 1999 PhD, Bar-Ilan University, Sociology and Anthropology (With Highest Distinction)
Dissertation title:‘The Jewish Community of Salonica (1881–1936): Middleman Minority in a Process of Peripheral Incorporation into the Capitalist World-Economy’.
Supervisors: Prof. Yehuda Don, Economics Department, Head of Institute for Research of Economics of Jewish Communities.
Prof. Ernest Krausz, Head of Sociology and Anthropology Department, Sociological Institute for Community Studies.
Teacher's Diploma, Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University, October 1977– September 1979
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS (Bar-Ilan University)
1st October 2015-to Date: Head, Interdisciplinary Dept. of Social Sciences.
2008- September 2015: Senior Lecturer – Tenure, Jewish History Department (50%); The Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences.
2002 – 2007: Lecturer, Jewish History Department; The Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences.
1999 – 2001: Doctor-instructor, Jewish History Department; The Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences.
1995 – 1998: Instructor, Jewish History Department.
Organization of professional conferences
2013 – Pivotal member of the steering committee and the organizing committee of the Second Annual International Conference of The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History, entitled 'Economic History of the Jews throughout the Ages: Sources, Methodologies, Narratives', Bar-Ilan University, 5–6 June 2013
2011– Member of the steering committee of the Academic Conference on Poverty and the Attitude towards the Poor in Jewish Society in the Mediterranean Basin during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period,’ 3 May 2011
2009 – Pivotal organiser of the 14th Seminar for Researchers in Jewish Studies, ‘The Heritage of the Jews in Greece’, 15–22 February 2009, Thessaloniki–Athens.
Positions Held Inside the University
1 October 2015 to date, Head of the Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University.
1 October 2015 to date, Appointed member, Committee for Programs and Appointments, Social Sciences Faculty.
1 October 2015 to date, Chair, Committee for doctoral students, Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences.
1 October 2015 to date, Appointed member, Management Committee of the Naime & Yehoshua Salti Center for Ladino Studies.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2014 Aminoah Prize, category: Research of the Jewish Diaspora
2008 The Dahan Foundation for Research, The Dahan Centre, Bar-Ilan University
2007 The Dahan Foundation for Research, The Dahan Centre, Bar-Ilan University
2002 The Schnitzer Foundation for Research on the Israel Economy and Society, Bar-Ilan University
2002 A Ministry of Education research grant for the study of the Heritage of Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jewry
1998 National Authority for Ladino Culture, Jerusalem
1995 Rector Scholarship, Bar-Ilan University
1994 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York
1993 Wolf Foundation, M. Gilboa Scholarship for doctoral students
1986 The Ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem
2012 – 2015 Ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem (NIS 33,000)
Research Title: Study of Jewish-owned Businesses on the Eve of the Destruction of the Jewish Communities in Greece, 1940 - 1944