Dr. Howard Deitcher is a faculty member of The Hebrew University’s Melton Centre for Jewish Education and its former Director. He is the Educational Director of the University’s Revivim Program, which trains outstanding students to teach Jewish Studies in Israeli national (secular) schools. Deitcher is the current Director of the Florence Melton Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also serves as the academic adviser for the Legacy Heritage Fund Institute for Jewish Studies teachers at the Hebrew University.
He has published numerous articles, co-edited four books, and is a member of the Israeli Ministry of Education's Committee on Bible Education. His current areas of research include ‘Philosophical and Theological Questions in Bible Education’ as well as ‘The Philosophical World of Young Children’. He is directing educational projects in six countries and is a member of a team that recently received a grant from the Covenant Foundation to produce a Bible Education program integrating a Philosophy for Children Approach for Jewish Schools in the U.S.