Dr. David Bryfman is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at The Jewish Education Project (formerly the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York). David completed his Ph.D. Education and Jewish Studies at NYU focusing on Jewish adolescent identity development and experiential Jewish education. He is an alumn of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Program. Prior to moving to New York, David worked in formal and informal Jewish educational institutions in Australia, Israel, and North America. David’s current work focuses on bringing innovative strategies and creative thinking to Jewish education.
We chat about teenage self-understanding, how our teen years influence our Jewish identity as adults, and he shares one of his favorite Jewish teachings.