Ofra Backenroth


Dr. Ofra Backenroth

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, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

M.F.A., Teachers College, Columbia University,
B.A., Tel‐Aviv University,
Ed.D., William Davidson Gradaute School of Jewish Education, 2004

Ofra Arieli Backenroth is the associate dean of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education and an adjunct assistant professor of Jewish Education.

Dr. Backenroth has taught Hebrew Literature and Modern Dance in numerous schools in New York City and in Israel. Her interests reflect an integration of the arts in Jewish education, Hebrew language, Hebrew and Israeli literature, and teaching Israel.

She earned an MFA in Dance Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BA in Comparative Literature and education diploma from Tel‐Aviv University. During 2006, she participated in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies at Brandeis University and in Israel.

Dr. Backenroth received an EdD in Jewish Education in May, 2004, from the William Davidson Gradaute School of Jewish Education and wrote her dissertation on The Blossom School: A Portrait of an Arts‐Based Jewish Day School.

Prior to assuming her current position, Dr. Backenroth was an assistant professor of Jewish Studies at Gratz College in Philadelphia and a guest professor at the Revivim program, Aviv University.

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