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Evie Rotstein, Ed.D.

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Senior Education Advisor of the New York School of Education

HUC-JIR/New York

New York School of Education, New York; Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education
Academic Field: 
Jewish Education
Research Interests: 
Professional learning; Educational Leadership; Curriculum; Mentoring; Family Education; Interfaith families; Teen Identity Development

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Evie Levy Rotstein is the Senior Education Advisor of the New York School of Education at HUC-JIR, having previously been the Director of the New York School of Education and director of the Leadership Institute for Congregational Educators since the beginning of the project in 2004.

Prior to this position she was a congregational school educator and developed programs for faculty learning, teen mentoring and parent education. Evie began her career in Jewish education as a camp director for Young Judaea.

She holds an M.A. in Foreign Language education and a Doctorate in Jewish Education from The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Evie’s research interests include interfaith families, adolescent identity development, professional learning and mentoring. She teaches courses in the New York School of Education at HUC-JIR and consults to congregations on various projects.

Evie has published chapters in What We Now know about Jewish Education (2006), in The Gender Gap (2008), and in the International Handbook of Jewish Education (2011).

Selected Publications and Edited Works

Rotstein, E. L. (2011). Intermarriage: Connection, Commitment, and Community: Jewish Education and Teenagers from Interfaith Families. In H. Miller, L. Grant, & A. Pomson(eds.) International Handbook of Jewish Education,  Volume 5, Part 3, Springer-Science & Media, UK.  825-841.

Rotstein, E. L. (2011). Renew and Reflect: R and R for Jewish Education Mentors. Journal of Jewish Eduation. 77(2).

Rotstein, E. L. (2011). Education North America: Supplemental Schools. In Judith Baskin (ed.) Cambridge Dictionary of Jewish Religion, History, and Culture. Cambridge University Press. NY.

Kay, J. & Rotstein, E. (2008).  Jewish Family Education.  In Roberta Louis Goodman, Paul A. Flexner & Linda Dale Bloomberg (eds.). What we now know about Jewish education. Torah Aura Production. CA: Los Angeles. 143-150.

Rotstein, E. (2008).  Jewish learning and multiple intelligences. Hara E. Person (Ed.) The gender gap: A congregational guide for beginning the conversation about men’s involvement in synagogue life. URJ. NY. 31-34.


Rotstein, E. L. (2005). A new leadership vision: Building leadership capacity. Jewish Education News. Vol. 26 (1) p.29.

Rotstein, E. L. (2003). Hear O Israel – Listening to Interfaith Students.  Jewish Education News. Vol. 24(3).

Rotstein, E. L., Walking in My Shoes. Compass Magazine. (Fall, 1986).

Rotstein, E. L.& Bar Nissim, B.  Bright Beginnings – Programs for Opening Day. NATE News. (1988).

Rotstein, Evie L. The Mystery of God and Me: An Experience in Jewish Mysticsm”. NATE Curriculum Award, 1983.

Current and Future Courses
Change Leadership
Professional Learning
Public Lecture Topics
Supervision and Evaluation
Crucial Conversations
Team Development
New Models of Jewish Learning
Social Emotional Learning