Manhattan Schechter to Honor JTS Dean

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950

February 26, 2007, New York, NY

Rabbi Steven M. Brown, Dean of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary, will receive the Vision in Jewish Education Award at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan’s annual benefit on March 22.

The event will take place at Park Avenue Synagogue, 50 East 87th Street in New York. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00. Pat and Alan Davidson, members of the Solomon Schechter Board, will also be honored.

Dr. Brown, who is also Director of the Melton Research Center for Jewish Education and an Assistant Professor of Jewish Education at JTS, has extensive training in curriculum development as well as many years of experience as a teacher and an administrator. His prominence in the field of Jewish education is represented by his service on the Executive Board of the Jewish Educators Assembly and his tenure as President of the Solomon Schechter Day School Principal’s Council, beginning with study at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Dr. Brown has written numerous articles for professional Jewish education publications as well as a series of widely adopted teachers' guides. He is a graduate of the joint program of Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies and Columbia University, and completed a master’s degree in educational technology and instructional systems and received an EdD in curriculum development and teaching from Columbia University’s Teachers College. He received his MHL and rabbinic ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia.

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Editors/Reporters: To schedule an interview with Dr. Brown, please contact Sherry S. Kirschenbaum in the JTS Department of Communications at (212) 678-8953 or email.

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