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Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies
Wayne State University
2311 Faculty Administration Building
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: (313) 577-2679      
Fax: (313) 577-8136 


Howard Lupovitch, Director
Howard Lupovitch, Director

Howard Lupovitch is a Professor of History and the Director of the Cohn Haddow Center for Judaic Studies. He is a fourth-generation Detroiter, and a graduate of Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, the University of Michigan, and Columbia University, where he earned a PhD in Jewish History. He has taught at Cornell University, Colby College, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Michigan, where he was also a fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies.

Dr. Professor Lupovitch specializes in Hungarian and Habsburg Jewish History, and is the author of Jews at the Crossroads: Tradition And Accommodation During the Golden Age of the Hungarian Nobility, 1729-1878 and Jews and Judaism in World History. He is currently completing a history of the Jews of Budapest and a history of the Neolog Movement, and is also working on a study of noble-Jewish relations in Hungary. Professor Lupovitch is a frequent lecturer for Federation and other Jewish organizations, and is a member of Congregation Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield. 

Andrea Ritter, Administrative Assistant

Andrea Ritter received her BA in French from Indiana University and her MA in Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan, where she studied Yiddish and memorialization of the Holocaust in France. Raised in an Air Force family, she has traveled to more than 12 different countries, and has organized and coordinated conferences in Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, and the US. 

Andrea manages the Center's finances, coordinates social media, fundraising and sponsorships, as well as on and off-campus events and lectures. She also manages the finances and coordinates events for Wayne State's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.

In her spare time, she focuses on her artwork and piano.