Ari Y. Kelman
Ari Y. Kelman

Ari Y. Kelman

Interim Director

Ari Y Kelman is the inaugural Jim Joseph Professor of Education and Jewish Studies in the Graduate School of Education, where he directs the Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies.  He is an affiliate of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, a member of the American Studies Committee-in-Charge, and, by courtesy, a professor of Religious Studies.  He is the author of Station Identification: A Cultural History of Yiddish Radio, the editor of Is Diss a System: a Milt Gross Comic Reader, and the co-author of Sacred Strategies: Transforming Congregations from Functional to Visionary, which won a National Jewish Book Award.  He is the co-author of a number of influential studies of contemporary Jewish identity and culture covering topics from Israel to the internet.  He is continuing his scholarship at the intersection between religion and education primarily in non-scholastic settings.  At Stanford, he and his wife (and children) serve as the Resident Fellows for Twain House, an all-frosh dormitory.

Nicole Bridges
Nicole Bridges
Nicole Bridges

Event and Finance Coordinator

Nicole Bridges is the Event & Finance Coordinator at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. She began her Stanford career in 2009 and is now happily a part of the Center as of October 2015. Nicole is passionate about helping Stanford constituents and visitors to the university. Prior to joining Stanford, Nicole worked for the Marriott Hotel franchise and brings years of an excellent customer service background.

Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from San Jose State University, with a minor in English Literature.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with family & friends. She also loves to travel and will plan a trip to Hawaii any chance she gets to visit with family and immerse her son in the island culture.

Linda Huynh
Marie-Pierre Ulloa and Linda Huynh
Marie-Pierre & Linda

Center Manager/Stewardship Coordinator

Linda Huynh is the Center Manager and Stewardship Coordinator at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. She brings over 16 years of Stanford experience that includes work in graduate admissions, student services, budget management, event planning, and stewardship. She is dedicated to helping and collaborating with students (both undergraduate and graduate), faculty, guest speakers, and staff.

Prior to joining Stanford, Linda worked at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Linda received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from UC San Diego.

In her free time, Linda enjoys listening to and seeing music live. She also enjoys playing ping pong.

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