Jeffrey Schein is an adjunct instructor of Jewish education here at Gratz College. He is a 1977 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and a 1980 doctoral graduate in education from Temple University. For forty years he ran Jewish schools, developed Jewish curricular materials, and taught and guided over a 100 graduate students to their masters degrees in Jewish education at Siegal College in Cleveland where he was the director of the education program. He is the author of twelve books and dozens of articles appearing in Jewish and religious education journals.
He founded and now directs the Text Me and Amphibious Jew projects through his position as the senior education consultant for the Mordecai Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood. His recently published book Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology (2019, Hamilton Press) is also available in digital formats via his website textmejudaism.com
His work and life partner is Dr. Deborah Schein. They are the proud parents of three children (Ben, Jonah, and Hana) and their three grandchildren Ilan, Tali, and Aryeh.