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Leading with Vision

“David is a thoughtful, insightful, strategic and creative educational leader. His leadership is exhibited in a quiet understated manner. Engaging with David, one immediately grasps the depth of his knowledge, his ability to listen and the reflective way in which

Posted in Kudos, Testimonials

What Makes a Rabbi

It was a wonderful revelation to be introduced to and to learn with a rabbi who turned my image of what a rabbi is and could be on its head.  Rather than being a dour and intimidating man (what I

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What the Teacher Tries to Do

You are many pieces of a wonderful puzzle–part historian, rabbi, poet, teacher, reflective listener, and coach to the seekers of religious truths.  You transport your students through the horrors of crusader attacks, the verses of William Carlos Williams and the

Posted in Kudos, Testimonials

Learning and Leadership

His lightly-worn learning, easy manner, self-deprecating humor, scarcely mask his profound—and nearly unique—identification with both Jewish and American history, in all their richness, tragedy, reach and longing. He has thought about both of them long and hard, and in ways

Posted in Kudos
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[David] has a brilliant mind; he is a scholar of great range and depth; he is a deeply devoted father and husband; his outstanding abilities at organization are manifest in the splendid Me'ah Program he created and fostered; he is a forceful and moving orator; he is a man of both compassion and commitment; he is a teacher who fortifies and inspires; he is a natural leader; and his contribution to the Jewish community is legendary.
Sacvan Bercovitch, Powell M. Cabot Research Professor of American Literature, Harvard University

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