Stuart Schoffman has lived in Jerusalem since 1988, and writes and lectures widely on politics, religion, and culture. A columnist since 1990 for the Jerusalem Report, he was a young Hollywood screenwriter when he first came to the Conference on World Affairs in 1983. He is a research fellow in advanced Judaic studies at the Shalom Hartman Institute and teaches film at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School.
Schoffman has worked as a reporter for Fortune magazine, a staff writer at Time, and an editor at the Los Angeles Herald Examine. He has taught a variety of subjects at the Claremont Colleges, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, Tel Aviv University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as a consultant to the joint Israeli-Palestinian production of Sesame Street. In May 2003, as a member of the Memory for Peace Association, he journeyed together with 250 Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel to Auschwitz-Birkenau. In August 2006, he served on the faculty of the International Summer School on Religion and Public Life in Bosnia. Schoffman currently serves on the Board of Overseers of Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, and recently completed a three year term as chair of the San Francisco Amuta, a non-profit Israeli group that joins with American Jews to support religious pluralism and equality of opportunity in Israel.
Born in Brooklyn, Schoffman received a BA from Harvard and a MPhil in American history from Yale.