Dr. David Breakstone

david-breakstone1Dr. David Breakstone is Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization, and a member of the WZO and JAFI Executives, where he is the official representative of MERCAZ Olami (the worldwide Zionist arm of Masorti / Conservative Judaism). Prior to assuming this position in the fall of 2000, Dr. Breakstone was the Director of Ramah Programs in Israel.

In the past he also served as the Director of Hebrew University’s Pedagogic Center for Jewish Education and as Assistant Dean and Director of Education at the Masorti Movement’s Seminary of Jewish Studies (now The Schechter Institute), where he was also the supervisor of the TALI Education Fund. He has published numerous articles, books, and curricula on Jewish education, the teaching of Israel, Conservative Judaism, Israel-Diaspora relations, and Zionism. He earned his doctorate at Hebrew University in the Institute of Contemporary Jewry and the Melton Center for Jewish Education, specializing in the Teaching of Israel.