Instructor - Classics
Helen Plotkin studies ancient and medieval Hebrew texts and interpretive traditions. She teaches courses in Hebrew for Text Study, and Readings in Classical Hebrew Texts. She is the co-founder with Nathaniel Deutsch of the Beit Midrash, Swarthmore's Center for the Study of Classical Jewish Texts. She edited and annotated In This Hour, a volume of early writings by Abraham Joshua Heschel.
She received a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an M.A. from the University of Michigan. She received rabbinic ordination and the Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.