Steven Bayme

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Steven Bayme is an essayist and author. In 1997 he was National Director of Jewish Communal Affairs at the American Jewish Committee, and holds the rank of Adjunct Professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. Bayme is a graduate of the Maimonides School and of the College of Yeshiva University (1971).

Additionally, Bayme serves on the faculty of the Wexner Heritage Foundation, and has served frequently as a judge for the National Jewish Book Awards. The Jewish-American newspaper The Forward has included him three times on its annual list of top 50 Jewish leaders who "make a difference."

Bayme earned a bachelor's degree in history from Yeshiva University and a doctorate in Jewish history from Columbia University. He has lectured throughout the United States and has taught at Yeshiva University, Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College and Queens College. He is a visiting associate professor of history at the Jewish Theological Seminary.


  • American Jewry and Judaism in the Twentieth Century, prepared by Steven Bayme & Gary Rubin (1980)
  • Poor Among Us: Jewish Tradition and Social Policy', Steven Bayme (1986)
  • Facing the Future: Essays on Contemporary Jewish Life: In Memory of Yehuda Rosenman, ed. Steven Bayme (1989)
  • The Jewish Family and Jewish Continuity, by Steven Bayme & Gladys Rosen (1994) ISBN 0-88125-495-9
  • Understanding Jewish History: Texts and Commentary, ed. Steven Bayme (1997) ISBN 0-88125-554-8
  • Jewish Arguments and Counter-Arguments: Essays and Addresses, by Steven Bayme (2002) ISBN 0-88125-738-9

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