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Rabbi Shalom Berger, Ed.D.

Division: Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies

A native New Yorker, Rabbi Shalom Z. Berger, Ed.D., studied in Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel and in Yeshiva University, where he received Rabbinic ordination and completed his Doctorate in Jewish education. Following a successful teaching career in New York area day schools, Dr. Berger came on Aliya with his family where he taught in BMT, Midreshet Lindenbaum and in the Pardes educators program. Today he is on the faculty of the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, part of the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University, where he moderates the Lookjed listserv for Jewish educators. He also lectures in Yeshiva University's Israel campus where he teaches a graduate course entitled "Teaching Israel and Zionism" for the Azrieli Graduate School and is the academic coordinator of YU's Summer Session in Israel. Dr. Berger's research study of one-year Israel programs is in press and will soon be published as Engaging the Ultimate: The Impact of Post-High School Study in Israel.

Dr. Berger lives in Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion, just south of Jerusalem, with his wife and seven children. In his spare time, he leads groups on educational tours of Eastern Europe.