Warren Hoffman currently serves as the executive director for the Association for Jewish Studies in New York, where he leads the largest membership organization of Jewish studies scholars, teachers and students in the world. Warren has more than 15 years of experience in the Jewish, arts, academic and nonprofit sectors. In Philadelphia, he was the associate director of community programming for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and also served as the senior director of programming for the Gershman Y in Philadelphia. He was the literary manager and dramaturg for Philadelphia Theatre Company and the associate artistic director of Jewish Repertory Theatre. Warren holds a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has taught at multiple universities. He earned rave reviews for his book The Passing Game: Queering Jewish American Culture. The second edition of his critically acclaimed book, The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical, was published in 2020.
May 19th, 2022 | Season 1 | 57 mins 11 secs
Have you ever heard a Jewish organization refer to itself as “warm and welcoming” but, on some level, fail to live up? Then listen to Bryan's conversation with Miriam Steinberg-Egeth and Warren Hoffman, Ph.D., about their book “Warm and Welcoming: How the Jewish Community Can Become Truly Diverse and Inclusive in the 21st Century.” The authors argue that “warm and welcoming” is not a state to achieve but a constant process.