Dr. Tamar Frankiel was appointed President of AJRCA in January 2013. She previously served as Provost and Professor of Comparative Religion. Dr. Frankiel recieved her PhD in History of Religions from the University of Chicago. She has taught at Claremont School of Theology, Stanford and Princeton Universities, and UC Berkeley and Riverside. She is the author of four books on Jewish mysticism and spiritual practice, including The Gift of Kabbalah, and one on Jewish women’s issues, The Voice of Sarah: Feminine Spirituality and Traditional Judaism. She has also authored two books and numerous scholarly articles on religion in America, as well as a widely used textbook on Christianity.