With heartfelt gratitude for their generous participation:


Cairo to the Cloud features renowned Geniza scholars, computer scientists, archivists, librarians, conservators, photographers, artists, rabbis, and writers who share their fascinating insights into the world of the Geniza with an infectious passion. 

I am deeply grateful to them for their time and expertise.


Dr. Albert Friedberg, Founder, Friedberg Genizah Project

Phyllis Lambert, Architect, Canadian Centre for Architecture, led restoration of the Ben Ezra Synagogue


Professor Mohamed Hawary, Department of Hebrew Studies, Ain Shams University, Cairo


Dr. Piet van Boxel,  Hebrew & Judaica Curator, Bodleian Library, Oxford University (Emeritus)

Lucy Cheng, Conservator, Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library

Dr. Gabriele Ferrario, Research Associate, Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit,  Cambridge University Library

Dr César Merchán-Hamann, Hebrew & Judaica Curator, Bodleian Library, Oxford University

Dr. Ben Outhwaite, Head, Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit,  Cambridge University Library

Maciej Pawlikowski, Senior Photographer and Digitisation Supervisor, Cambridge University Library

Professor Janet M. Soskice, Department of Divinity, University of Cambridge, author “Sisters of Sinai”

Dr. Esther-Miriam Wagner, Research Associate, Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library


Professor Paul B. Fenton, Arabic & Hebrew Studies, Université Paris-Sorbonne

Jean-Claude Keperminc, Director, Library & Archives, Alliance Israélite Universelle

Dr. Avraham Malthête, Librarian & Paleographer, Alliance Israélite Universelle

Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Medieval Hebrew Palaeography, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne


Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, History of the Jewish People & President, Hebrew University of Jersusalem

Professor Haggai Ben-Shammai, Arabic Language and Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Emeritus)

Yochanan Black, artist and manuscript Illustrator

Professor Yaakov Choueka, Chief Computerization Scientist, Friedberg Genizah Project

Professor Nachum Dershowitz, Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University

Professor Miriam Frenkel, Jewish History,  Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Professor Mordechai Akiva Friedman, Hebrew Culture Studies, Tel Aviv University (Emeritus)

Professor Hassan Khalilieh, Maritime Civilizations, Multidisciplinary Studies & History, Haifa University

Professor Efraim Lev, Land of Israel Studies, Haifa University

Izzy Pludwinski, Torah scribe, calligrapher, and artist                                                                                  

Professor Stefan Reif, Director, Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit,  Cambridge University Library (Emeritus)

Dr. Roni Shweka, Friedberg Genizah Project

Professor Lior Wolf, Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University

United States

Professor Mark R. Cohen, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University (Emeritus)

Professor Neal Danzig, Talmud & Rabbinics, Jewish Theological Seminary

Professor Arnold Franklin, History, Queens College

Amitav Ghosh, Author, "In An Antique Land"

Rabbi Mark Glickman, Author, “Sacred Treasure of the Cairo Genizah”

Professor Jessica Goldberg, History, University of California Los Angeles

Professor Dara Horn, Jewish Studies, Harvard University & Author, "A Guide for the Perplexed"  

Professor David C. Kraemer,  Librarian & Professor of Talmud & Rabbinics, Jewish Theological Seminary

Dr. Bruce Nielson, Librarian & Archivist, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University Pennsylvania

Professor Marina Rustow, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Professor Abraham L. Udovitch, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University (Emeritus)

Professor Jacob Wisse, Art History & Director, Yeshiva University Museum, Yeshiva University