Sam Berrin Shonkoff

Sam Berrin Shonkoff is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. His scholarship focuses on themes of embodiment and representations of human-divine encounter in German-Jewish thought, Hasidism, and Neo-Hasidism. He is the editor of Martin Buber: His Intellectual and Scholarly Legacy (Brill, 2018) and co-editor of Hasidism: Writings on Devotion, Community, and Life in the Modern World (Brandeis University Press, 2020). Sam’s current book project is the first major intertextual study of Buber’s Hasidic tales vis-à-vis the original sources, which includes an exploration of the role of psychedelics in creating the Neo-Hasidism movement. Shonkoff will be supporting the BCSP’s efforts to create a training program in psychedelics, religious cultures, and spiritual care.