Adapting: Jewish Education and the Ballot Box

The Jewish Education Project
October 28, 2020

What role should Jewish education play in civic engagement today? Aaron Dorfman of Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and Dr. Tamara Mann Tweel, Director of Civic Initiatives of The Teagle Foundation, discuss Jewish Education, Civic Education, and more on the eve of the 2020 presidential election.

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Meet The Guests 

Aaron Dorfman, President, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah

Aaron Dorfman is President of Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, a family foundation focused on applying particular Jewish wisdom to universal human questions. Prior to his work with the Foundation, he spent 10 years as part of the leadership team at American Jewish World Service. Aaron serves on the Advisory Board of the Safety Respect Equity Network and lives in Brooklyn with his wife Talia Milgrom-Elcott and their daughters Oren, Sela, and Dami.



Dr. Tamara Mann Tweel, Director Civic Initiatives, Teagle Foundation

Dr. Tamara Mann Tweel is Director of Civic Initiatives at the Teagle Foundation. Previously, she served as the Director of Strategic Development for Hillel International’s Office of Innovation, where she founded and directed Civic Spirit, a multi-faith civic education initiative. She currently teaches in the American Studies Program at Columbia University and serves on the Advisory Council of The Princeton University Office of Religious Life. Tweel received a master’s degree in theological studies from the Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate in history from Columbia University.




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