Michael Zeldin, Ph.D., is Professor of Jewish Education at the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles. He formerly served as the Senior National Director of the Schools of Education, Director of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education, Founding Director of DeLeT - Day School Leadership through Teaching, Director of Jewish Day Schools for the 21st Century, Project Leader of HUC-JIR's Jim Joseph Foundation Education Initiative.
Dr. Zeldin is principal author and co-editor of Touching the Future: Mentoring and the Jewish Professional. His many publications on Jewish day schools, supervision and change in Jewish education have appeared in journals, handbooks, and newsletters. He served for more than a decade as Senior Editor of the Journal of Jewish Education.
Dr. Zeldin holds a Ph.D. in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts in Hebrew Education from HUC-JIR. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.
“Reform Jewish Day Schools” in Prager Handbook of Faith-Based Schools in the United States, K-12 (edited by Thomas C. Hunt and James C. Carper), 2012.
“Making the Magic in Reform Jewish Summer Camps” in A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping” (edited by Michael M. Lorge and Gary P. Zola), 2006.
"Touching the Future: The Promise of Mentoring" in Touching the Future: Mentoring and the Jewish Professional, 1995.