Prizmah Podcast Live: Teaching Towards an Ethical Democracy

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Dan Glass
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

How can Jewish schools ensure that their graduates go on to be stewards of democracy? And how can Jewish educators teach students to connect Jewish ethics to the practices of citizenship? The Brandeis School of San Francisco has been wrestling with these questions since the 2016 election cycle. Hear from head of school Dr. Dan Glass about how Brandeis has worked to connect Jewish ethics and democratic habits of mind, from daily classroom rituals to annual celebrations. Dr. Glass will share about the school’s ongoing “Mifgash Project,” a collaborative design project seeking to build out a K-8 model of experiential civic education rooted in Jewish values.


Head of School

Dr. Dan Glass is in his ninth year as head of school at The Brandeis School of San Francisco, Northern California’s oldest and largest Jewish day school. He has written extensively on progressive education, Jewish spirituality and ethics, contemporary poetry and school governance and leadership. Dan has published four collections of poetry and has taught elementary schoolers through undergraduates as well as adults on topics ranging from ethics and design to poetics and rap music. He has served on nonprofit boards supporting independent schools, school leadership associations and the Bay Area Jewish community.