Joshua Furman- Curator
Dr. Joshua Furman founded and directs the Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice. A native Texan, Dr. Furman grew up in San Antonio. He received his Ph.D in modern Jewish history from the University of Maryland in 2015. Currently, he is working on a book about the history of the Jewish community of Houston, under contract with the University of Texas Press. At Rice, Dr. Furman offers courses on Texas Jewish history, the American Jewish immigrant experience, African-American Jewish relations, and Jewish food traditions.
Danielle Kessler- Digital Processor
Danielle, originally from Austin, Texas, is currently a Junior at Rice. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Jewish Studies. At the HJHA, Danielle works as a Digital Processor, scanning scrapbooks and any other materials for digitization.
Ariel Feldman- Public Relations Assistant
Originally hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Ariel is a Senior at Rice University studying Computer Science, Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience. Ariel is responsible for maintaining the website and other social media platforms. She is thrilled to be working with the Houston Jewish History Archive!
Katie Webber- Project Archivist
Katie graduated Rice University in the spring of 2019. She majored in Religion and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and minored in Jewish Studies.