Dr. Leslie Ginsparg Klein


Leslie Ginsparg Klein, PhD, is the Academic Dean of Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary/Maalot Baltimore, an Orthodox Jewish college for women. An accomplished scholar and author, Dr. Klein speaks on Jewish history, Tanach, leadership and communication skills across the United States and internationally. At the OU Women’s Initiative, she has presented sessions at both the National and Virtual Leadership Summits (2019 and 2020) and most recently presented a shiur at the ALIT Erev Tisha B’av Yom Iyun Dr. Klein received her PhD from New York University, where she researched the history of Orthodox girls’ education in America and the Bais Yaakov movement. She is an alumna of Michlalah, Stern College for Women and the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, and a recipient of the New York Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” award (2009). Dr. Klein lives in Baltimore with her husband and children.