Innovative Education in the Digital Age
Dr. Noam Weissman
Dr. Noam Weissman is an educational visionary reimagining how we teach today’s generation. He believes that young Jews must be taught to develop empathy in order to develop their Jewish identities and form relationships with Israel and with their 3,000-year-old traditions. Weissman understands that people are seeking information outside the walls of their schools simply by diving into their pockets to access the infinite answers in their mobile devices. Yet, he believes that instead of shying away from this reality, we must lean into it in order to meet people where they are, speak to them on their terms and develop a relationship that will lead to a strengthening of their Jewish identity. This is not only achievable with media, but it’s completely scalable too.
Reimagining how to reach young Jews
Dr. Noam Weissman is the Senior Vice President at OpenDor Media where he is developing and implementing our educational vision and strategy across all of our products. Formerly the Principal of Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, Noam founded LaHaV, an educational approach that empowers students to find meaning in their Jewish learning.
He earned a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Southern California with a focus on curriculum design. His dissertation, entitled “Approaching Israel Education,” argues for a new vision in learning about the modern State of Israel, focusing on Zionist identity development, narrative formation, and the ability to have a mature and loving relationship with Israel without sacrificing empathy. He is married to Raizie Erreich and they are the proud parents of three incredible children, Eyal, Liana and Nissa.
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American Jewish University • Associated- Baltimore Jewish Federation • Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Baltimore • Bialik High School, Montreal • Denver JCC • Ecole Maimonide, Montreal • Educating for Impact • Ethiopian National Project • Fuel for Truth • Hebrew Academy of Miami Beach • Hebrew Academy, Montreal • Hillel International • Israeli Ministry of Education • Jewish Colorado – Federation • Jewish Education Initiative Challenge • Jewish Education Project • Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles • Kohelet Foundation • Marianopolis College, Quebec • Prizmah • Ramah Camps • Ramaz School, New York • Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation • South African Zionist Federation • Tampa JCCs and Federation • Young Israel of Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale • Z3 Project • Zionist Federation of Australia
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