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Betsy Dolgin Katz

Betsy Dolgin Katz

Betsy Dolgin Katz is the former North American director of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a teacher of adults in a variety of venues and a mentor to those specializing in adult education. She has served as the director of the Departments of Adult and Family Learning and Reform Education for the Community Foundation for Jewish Education and the Board of Jewish Education, and was a founder and educational director of the Dolores Kohl Jewish Teacher Center.

Dr. Katz is a member of the Board of Directors of the Covenant Foundation and past chairperson of the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) and the Alliance for Adult Jewish Learning (AAJL). She serves on the Education Committee and the Curriculum Task Force of Chicagoland Jewish High School. In addition to teaching at Spertus and serving as a mentor to Spertus students, she is a consultant to the Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative (JECEI).

In 2002, Dr. Katz was named by the Forward as one of the fifty most influential Jewish leaders in North America. She has written on adult Jewish learning and taught extensively in North America and Israel.

Jewish Professional Studies

EdD, University of Cincinnati


Reinventing Adult Jewish Learning
The Adult Jewish Education Handbook: Planning, Practice, and Theory (with Robert Louis Goodman)


Working with Adults

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