Sivan Zakai, Ph.D.

Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education

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school/program: School of Education
academic field: Contemporary Jewish Studies, Israel Studies, Jewish Education
campus: Los Angeles
phone: (213) 749-3424
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Sivan Zakai, Ph.D., is the Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles. A thought leader in Jewish and Israel education, Dr. Zakai is the director of the Children’s Learning About Israel Project and co-director of Project ORLIE: Research and Leadership in Israel Education. She also serves as a senior editor of the Journal of Jewish Education and as a member of the faculty at the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute.

Israel in American Jewish Education

Learning About Israel from Preschool to High School (A Developmental Approach)

How Children Think About the Israeli-Arab/Palestinian Conflict

Understanding Young Jews and Israel

Parenting When the World is on Fire

Introduction to Pedagogy

Designing Educative Learning

Teaching Israel

Teaching the Jewish Past/Teaching Jewish History

Supervised Leadership

Ph.D. in Curriculum & Teacher Education, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2009

M.A. in History, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2006

B.A. with high honors, College of Letters (history, philosophy, and literature), and B.A. with high honors, Government, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 2000

Phi Beta Kappa