Isa E. Aron, Ph.D.
Professor of Jewish Education
Dr. Aron is Professor of Jewish Education, HUC/JIR, Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from Swarthmore College, a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from the University of Chicago, and did post-doctoral work at the Center for the Study of Social Intervention at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She teaches courses in teaching, philosophy of education and organizational change, and is the founding director of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education's Experiment in Congregational Education (ECE). Dr. Aron's publications include Becoming a Congregation of Learners (Jewish Lights), The Self-Renewing Congregation (Jewish Lights), and Sacred Strategies: Transforming Congregations from Functional to Visionary, with Steven M. Cohen, Larry Hoffman and Ari Y. Kelman (Alban Press), winner of the 2010 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Jewish Identity and Jewish Education.
Areas of Expertise
- Jewish education
- Synagogue change
- Re-imagining the religious school
- Teaching Jewish texts to adults
- Approaches to moral education
- Museum education
- Ph.D., University of Chicago (1975)
- Post-doctoral training: Center for the Study of Social Intervention at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1975-1977)
- Transforming Congregation from Functional to Visionary
- Becoming a Congregation of Learners
- Becoming a Self-Renewing Congregation
- Re-imagining the Congregational School
- How to Study Torah
- What is Excellence in Congregational Education?
- New Ways of Thinking about Jewish Education
- Teaching Children to be Moral