Ted Merwin, Ph.D. is a Hillel Director, professor, writer, journalist, collector and noted public speaker. He is a dynamic, charismatic, entertaining lecturer on Jewish food, clothing and popular culture.

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Ted has published major articles in the New York Times (Arts and Leisure), Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Haaretz, Forward, Moment, Hadassah, and many other newspapers and magazines across the English-speaking world.

For the last fifteen years, Ted has penned a weekly theater column for the New York Jewish Week, the largest-circulation Jewish newspaper in the nation. His most recent theater articles can be found here. He also writes a bimonthly “back of the book” culture column for the same paper; his most recent articles can be found here. He has also recently made a foray into investigative journalism; for his front page story about the mysterious disappearance of stained glass windows from a synagogue in Pennsylvania, click here.