The Center for Jewish History, home of the country’s largest and most comprehensive archives of the modern Jewish experience, announced today that David N. Myers, the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History in the UCLA History Department, was named as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Myers is a distinguished and wide-ranging historian of modern Jewry who has taught at UCLA for the past 25 years. He will assume his new duties at the Center on July 1st. He has previously served in various administrative capacities, including director of the university’s Center for Jewish Studies and chair of its History Department.
“UCLA has been the center of my academic life and I am forever in debt to my many colleagues and students for their collaboration and support,” said Professor Myers. “At this point in my career, I am excited to embark on a new professional journey by heading one of the global centers for the study of Jewish history.”