Ezra Cappell

Professor, Jewish Studies

Address: Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center, 96 Wentworth Street, Room 316
Phone: 843.953.5874
E-mail: cappelle@cofc.edu

Dr. Ezra Cappell joined the College of Charleston in fall 2018 in a joint appointment as Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of English. Dr. Cappell comes to the College following a career at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he was instrumental in starting a Jewish Studies Program. Dr. Cappell holds degrees from NYU (M.Phil and Ph.D.) as well as City College (M.A.) and Queens College (B.A. magna cum laude). His publications include American Talmud: The Cultural Work of Jewish American Fiction (SUNY Press, 2007) and a co-edited volume (with Jessica Lang): Off the Derech: Leaving Orthodox Judaism in the Modern World (SUNY Press, 2020). He is joined by his wife Ilisa and their three young children, Nathan, Aviva, and Liat.