Shraga Bar-On
Shraga Bar-On
Director of David Hartman Center for Intellectual Excellence

Rabbi Dr. Shraga Bar-On is Director of the David Hartman Center for Intellectual Excellence, a research fellow at the Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought, and a lecturer of Talmud and Jewish Thought at Shalem College.

In his role as Director of the David Hartman Center, he is responsible for the advanced training of aspiring public intellectuals through the Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis, the David Hartman postdoctoral fellowship, and the Maskilot fellowship for women pursuing their doctorate. His research in Jewish philosophy and identity addresses a wide range of eras and topics: Second Temple literature, Mishnaic and Talmudic scholarship, medieval Jewish literature, early Zionism, and contemporary Jewish identity. His books and other works have been published in academic, popular, and educational contexts.

Shraga lives in Beit Horon, is married to Vered, and is the father of Peleg, Sinai, and Gefen.