The scholars and practitioners who comprise Azrieli's premier faculty are the driving force behind our mission to advance the Jewish future by training the next generation of educators. Professors provide students with unique opportunities for study, collaborative research and mentoring in a broad array of academic and pedagogical disciplines. A low student-faculty ratio provides our students with the individual attention that prepares them for teaching and leadership positions in Jewish schools and communities all over the world. Committed to the twin goals of teaching and scholarship, our faculty members lecture, counsel, write on both visionary and practical subjects and lend their time, skills and expertise to educational conferences all over the world.

Each faculty member provides Azrieli students with access to a depth of collective experience unique in a graduate school of education. The combination of extraordinary academic achievement and a singular focus on advancing Jewish education is why we consider our faculty to be the heartbeat of Azrieli.

Scott Goldberg, Associate Professor 

Moshe Krakowski, Associate Professor

Rona Novick, Professor

  • Dean, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration
  • Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics

David Pelcovitz, Professor

  • Gwendolyn & Joseph Straus Chair in Jewish Education

Laya Salomon, Associate Professor

Karen Shawn, Visiting Associate Professor

Moshe Sokolow, Fanya Gottesfeld-Heller Professor of Jewish Education

  • Director, Fanya Gottesfeld-Heller Division of Doctoral Studies
  • Associate Dean, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration

Ilana Turetsky, Instructor