The Conversations Jewish Educators Must Have Now

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This essay is from the book, Israel Education in the Days After Reflections of Jewish Educators on their Mishlachat Areyvut (Delegation of Responsibility) - Two Months after October 7, 2023.  

Dr. David Bryfman is the Chief Executive Officer of The Jewish Education Project. After working in formal and informal Jewish educational institutions in Australia, Israel, and North America, David earned his PhD in Education and Jewish Studies from NYU, focusing on the identity development of Jewish adolescents. David has authored several articles and presented broadly on topics ranging from the Jewish teenage experience, innovation and change in Jewish life, Israel education and more broadly about Jewish education. He is a founder of the annual Jewish Futures conference, helped direct the 2019 study GenZ Now: Understanding and Connecting with Jewish Teens Today, was the lead researcher of the groundbreaking 2016 study, “Generation Now: Understanding and Engaging Jewish Teenagers Today,” and editor of “Experience and Jewish Education,” a compendium of essays written by and for Jewish experiential educators. David is an alum of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Program and the Schusterman Fellowship. David lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Mirm and children Jonah and Abby.

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  • Educator Training
  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Teen Engagement