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. Zohar Raviv is a recognized Jewish thought-leader and educator who currently serves as the Int’l VP of Educational Strategy for Taglit-Birthright Israel, as well as Scholar in Residence for the ICenter. Raviv's professional experience spans Israel, North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia. He holds a BA in Land of Israel Studies from Bar-Ilan University, a Joint MA in Judaic Studies and Jewish Education from Brandeis University, as well as MA in Near Eastern Studies and a PhD in Jewish Thought—both from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Raviv plays a central role in shaping Birthright Israel’s educational philosophy, language, and pedagogy, and is considered a leading voice in some of the global paradigm shifts concerning contemporary Jewish identity, Israel-world Jewry relations, Jewish peoplehood, and the overall mandate of Jewish and Israel education in the twenty-first century.