Rebecca Jefferson

Rebecca Jefferson is the head of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida, where she is in charge of collection management and development. Her Ph.D. in medieval Hebrew is from King’s College, University of Cambridge. She previously worked with the famous Cairo Genizah manuscript collection, serving as its bibliographer for 12 years. Her published research focuses on the history of this collection. Jefferson is currently the principal investigator, together with Dean Judith Russell, on a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant to protect, preserve, and promote hidden or endangered Jewish community materials from Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She also serves as the president of the Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Division of the Association of Jewish Libraries.