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Dr. Henry Abramson Named Dean of Touro’s Lander College for Men

Dr. Henry Abramson

(Courtesy of Touro University) Dr. Henry Abramson was named dean of Touro’s Lander College for Men, Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish announced. Most recently, Abramson served as dean at the Lander College of Arts and Sciences and the Machon L’Parnasa Institute for Professional Studies in Brooklyn. Previously, he was dean of Touro’s Florida campus.

A native of Northern Ontario, Abramson received his PhD in history from the University of Toronto. Before joining Touro University he held postdoctoral and visiting appointments at Cornell, Harvard, Oxford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

“Dr. Abramson brings a wealth of scholarship, proven leadership skills and a commitment to student success,” said Kadish. “I look forward to the continued growth of Lander College for Men, beyond the very solid foundation laid by former dean, Dr. Moshe Sokol.”

Abramson worked to bring the successful sonography program to Machon L’Parnasa, and developed the prestigious Flatbush Society of Fellows honors program at the Lander College of Arts and Sciences. He also led university-wide initiatives to develop student-centered solutions by adapting critical functions such as advisement, tutoring and teaching to the demands of online education.

As dean at Touro’s Lander College for Men, Abramson is committed to enhancing the existing high quality academic offerings, integrated with the beis medrash and Torah study.

“I am deeply honored by this appointment to serve Touro University and the outstanding students at Lander College for Men in this capacity. I look forward to working alongside the esteemed rosh hayeshiva, HaRav Yonason Sacks shlita and building upon the legacy of former dean, Dr. Moshe Sokol. Dean Sokol is an outstanding example of academic leadership, and the care, concern and support he has invested in generations of students is legendary. My ambition at Lander College for Men is to continue that commitment to developing each and every one of our students and to promoting excellence in every way possible, building upon his achievements and burnishing the school’s reputation as the premier destination for serious Torah students who also seek advanced academics and rewarding professional careers,” said Abramson.

Abramson is the author of several books on Jewish history and thought, including “Torah From the Years of Wrath, 1939-1943: The Historical Context of the Aish Kodesh,” “Reading the Talmud: Developing Independence in Gemara Learning” and the three-volume “Maggid History of the Jewish People” forthcoming from Koren Publishers in Jerusalem. His work has been translated into Spanish, German and Ukrainian, and he has held fellowships and recognition from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the recipient of the Excellence in the Academy award from the National Education Association. Abramson is also the author of the popular “Jewish History in Daf Yomi” podcast, hosted on the Orthodox Union AllDaf app. A popular online lecturer, he received a YouTube Creator award for his videos on Jewish history, which have been viewed over 12.5 million times to date.

For more information on Touro’s Lander College for Men, visit lcm.touro.edu

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