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Eli Andrew Ramer

Retired Faculty

Retired Faculty


Eli Andrew Ramer, a regular guest speaker in courses offered by the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, was a previous faculty member for many years. An ordained maggid (a sacred storyteller in the Jewish tradition), he is the author of five books of Jewish stories — Queering the Text, Torah Told Different, Deathless, Fragments of the Brooklyn Talmud, and Texting with Angels — as well as many other acclaimed books. A writing instructor, editor, and long-time movement and body-centered meditation teacher, you can read more about his books and his work at www.andrewramer.com.


  • Jewish Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Queer and Jewish Intersectionality
  • Body-Centered Meditation
  • Creative Writing


  • Inner MBA, Sounds True and NYU, 2021
  • Maggid Ordination, 2012
  • UC Berkeley, 1973