April 13, 2021
Adam Eilath introduced our fellows to Sephardic Pedagogy and the application of Sephardic Studies into contemporary Jewish Day School classrooms and Jewish learning spaces. Focusing on contemporary trends and issues impacting middle and high school aged Jewish students, his talk was grounded in the fundamental question facing Jewish students today which is, “why be Jewish?”
Adam Eilath has been the Head of School at Ronald C Wornick Jewish Day School in Foster City since 2019. At Wornick Jewish Day School he leads a dedicated team of creative educators who are committed to developing the next generation of leaders steeped in Jewish values. Prior to joining Wornick, Adam was the Dean of Jewish Studies and Hebrew and the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay. Adam holds degrees from McGill University and Tel Aviv University. He holds educational certifications from Yeshiva University, the Shalom Hartman Institute, The Jewish Theological Seminary and M2. He is also currently a Wexner Field Fellow.