Zvi Weiss has taught and administered Jewish educational programs in a wide variety of formal and informal educational settings including: congregational schools, high school programs, youth retreats, adult education, parent education, family education, Hebrew language immersion, Israel programs and March of the Living. With an academic background in Educational Psychology from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Zvi worked as school psychologist in a number of schools in the Jerusalem area, directed educational programming at an institution for persons with developmental disabilities in Tiberias and served in the Israel Defense Force’s Behavioral Sciences Division.
Professionally, Zvi has served as the Associate Director of the Bureaus of Jewish Education in both Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Most recently, he served as the Director of Early Childhood and Family Education at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto. During his tenure, he oversaw the growth of the school from 85 to over three hundred students while leading strategic initiatives that introduced new approaches to education and staff development.
Zvi and his wife Debra have four children. Several years ago, the whole family spent a year traveling through the seven continents and visiting Jewish communities in many unusual places. Zvi’s career path continues to focus on his main passions: a belief in learning that is creative, individualized and accessible to all, a love for the Jewish people, and a strong commitment to the State of Israel.