Dr. Sharon Keller is a native New Yorker and a very popular teacher and lecturer in the New York Tri-State area. She set her sights on a PhD in Bible and Egyptology when she was in the 6th grade and steadfastly worked toward that earning her doctorate at NYU in the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies in the area of Bible and the Ancient Near East. On her way to earning her doctorate Sharon earned Masters degrees in Hebrew Education (NYU), Jewish Communal Service (JTS), and Social Work (Columbia University).
Sharon’s scholarly work runs the gamut from examining the minutia of the biblical text to broader issues in Art and Archaeology. She has written and edited several academic books and articles most of which relate to the interplay between biblical Israel and ancient Egypt. Her most popular book, Jews: A Treasury of Art and Literature was awarded the National Jewish Book Award.
Her adult education courses and lecture series in the New York area are always a big draw and she is known for the enthusiasm and humor that she brings to her talks which make otherwise esoteric subjects easily accessible.