Ken Blady, M.A.
Jewish Educator, Writer, Translator
1305 Evelyn Avenue · Berkeley, CA 94702 · Tel 415.264.4110 · firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Blady, M.A.
1305 Evelyn Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Teaching and Lecturing
More than 25 years experience teaching and lecturing at colleges, Jewish community centers, synagogues, elder hostels, and youth groups on a variety of topics in Jewish history, language, and culture.
Representative lecture and course titles
- Exotic Jewish Communities
- Jews in Islamic Lands
- Spurious and Controversial Jewish Communities
- The World of Jewish Fundamentalism
- The Origins of Eastern European Jewry
- The Story of the Sephardim
- The Jewish Immigration Experience
- The American Immigration Experience: Irish, Italian, Jewish, and Chinese
- Jewish Boxers' Hall of Fame
- Jews in the World of Sports
- Introduction to Yiddish
- Jews in the Mob
- Samaritanism: The World's Smallest Religion (with Samaritan scholar, Benyamim Tsedaka)
Writing and Research Consulting
Collaborated with editors, authors and publishers of various published and unpublished works on Judaica, as translator, editor and researcher.
Media Appearances (partial list)
- The History Channel: "Operation Magic Carpet: The Airlift of the Jews of Yemen" (2001)
- BAGL Radio (Philadelphia, PA): "Jewish Cave Dwellers of Libya" (2001)
- Alameda County (California) Cable Channel 3: "Exotic Jewish Communities" (1992)
- Voice of Israel: "The Golden Age of the Jewish Prizefighter" (1989)
- Cogan, Sara G., ed. The Jews of Los Angeles 1849-1945: An Annotated Bibliography. Berkeley, CA: Western Jewish History Center, 1980.—collaborating translator.
- The Journeys of David Toback: As retold by his granddaughter Carole Malkin. New York: Schocken Books, 1981. -- translator and consultant.
- Blady, Ken. The Jewish Boxers' Hall of Fame. New York: Shapolsky, 1988.
- Blady, Ken. Jewish Communities in Exotic Places. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 2000.
- M.A., Educational Psychology, California State University, Hayward, 1984
- B.A., History, University of California at Berkeley, 1977
- Rabbinical Seminary, Yeshiva Chaim Avrohom Bialik, Brooklyn, NY, 1968-1972
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