Team

Staff

Dr. Arielle Levites, Managing Director

Dr. Arielle Levites is the Managing Director of CASJE. Her research focuses on contemporary American Jewish education. She has conducted a number of applied studies on behalf of American Jewish educational enterprises, with a focus on young adults and teens. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Network for Research in Jewish Education.

Dr. Levites has served as the Golda Och Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jewish Theological Seminary, a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, a visiting assistant professor at Hebrew College in the Shoolman Graduate School, and an affiliated scholar at Brandeis University’s Mandel Center. She holds a BA from Brown University in Religious Studies, a MSEd in Religious Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from NYU in Education and Jewish Studies.

 

Naomi Gamoran, Program Manager

Naomi Gamoran is the Program Manager for CASJE, responsible for the operations and administrative support. Naomi is passionate about using evidence to improve Jewish education.

Prior to her work at CASJE, Naomi served as the DC Senior Program Director at Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps, where she developed the leadership skills of young Jewish adults and connected them to community-based organizations working for social justice. Naomi worked as a social studies teacher at Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter School, teaching world history, psychology, and sociology. Naomi holds a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland-Baltimore. Additionally, Naomi has been involved in formal and informal Jewish education at synagogue and camp settings. 

 

Affiliated Faculty and Staff

Dr. Michael Feuer

Dean, The Graduate School of Education and Human Development; Professor, Education Policy at George Washington University; Past Chair of CASJE Advisory Board

Dr. Maxine Freund

Associate Dean for Research and External Relations; Professor, Special Education and Disability Studies at George Washington University

Dr. Benjamin Jacobs

Associate Research Professor, Israel Education and Experiential Jewish Education at George Washington University; CASJE Advisory Board Co-Chair

Ilana Weltman

Sr Program Associate, EE/JCA at George Washington University