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Director of Young Adult Initiatives

Daniel Braunfeld is the Director of Young Adult Initiatives, where he leads the team developing programs for young Jewish leaders ages 15-26.  Daniel has been an educator for almost twenty years, with classroom, curriculum writing, and professional development experience. He most recently served as the Associate Program Director for Special Projects at Facing History and Ourselves, where he focused on partnerships, strategic thinking and program delivery. Prior to joining Facing History, Daniel was a high school teacher, advisor, and department chair in New York City, Santa Monica and Boston. He has written and consulted on curricular projects for the GRAMMY Museum, ITVS documentaries, and PBS and his work was profiled in Pathways to Teacher Leadership: Emerging Models, Changing Roles.He is currently pursuing his doctorate in education at the Davidson School at the Jewish Theological Seminary, received his M.S.Ed in Leadership for Educational Change from Bank Street College of Education, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University with a major in history and a minor in education.In his “free time” Daniel likes to cook, read, draw, and play outside with his kids.  He lives in NY with his partner, Mara, and their amazing children.

Daniel Braunfeld


Nov 9, 2022

Inaugural cohort includes 55 teens in grades 10-12 from 18 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada

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