Maja Gildin Zuckerman, Ph.D
Jewish Studies Teacher

Maja Gildin Zuckerman has been a student and an educator most of her adult life. She has studied anthropology and modern Jewish history at University of Copenhagen (BA), Jewish and Israeli literature in Haifa University (BA), and anthropology and sociology with a focus on refugee issues at Tel Aviv University (MA). She did her Ph.D. at the University of Southern Denmark, where she wrote about the social and cultural emergence of early Zionism in Scandinavia and Western Europe. Throughout the years, she has simultaneously worked as a Special Ed teacher with youths-at-risk in Copenhagen, and as an organizer within refugee and asylum seeker communities in Denmark and Israel. She moved to the Bay Area with her husband 3 years ago, where they live on the Stanford Campus with their two boys. She comes to Kehillah Jewish High School after having done a post-doc fellowship at Education and Jewish Studies at Stanford University and has, moreover, taught a course on Refuge and Justice at the Swig Program for Jewish Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.