Dr. Howard Deitcher
Director of the Florence Melton Institute

Howard is a tenured faculty member at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University and its former director (2002-2008). He is the current educational director of the Revivim Program at the Hebrew University, which trains outstanding university students to teach Jewish Studies in Israeli national schools. From 1996-2001 he served as director of the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows Program in Jerusalem. He has published numerous articles, co-edited four books, and is a member of the Israeli Ministry of Education’s committee on Bible education that sets teaching¬†standards and the curriculum for the teaching of this subject in all National Israeli schools. Deitcher is currently directing educational projects in 5 countries worldwide, and recently received a grant from the Covenant Foundation to produce a Parshat hashavua program integrating a Philosophy for Children Approach for Jewish Schools in the USA. He is a consultant to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in Springfield Mass. and in that capacity advises the Foundation’s PJ Library and Voices and Visions projects. He is married to Dr Chane Mamlak-Deitcher, a Jungian psychoanalyst and they have 3 children and a grandson.