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Head of School

Rabbi Mitchel Malkus

Rabbi Mitchel Malkus has served as Head of School at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School of Greater Washington, D.C. since August 2013. Previously he was Head of School of the Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, CA for twelve years. Rabbi Malkus also served as Instructor of Jewish Education at the Wm. Davidson Graduate School, and was on the faculty of the Solomon Schechter High School of New York.

Rabbi Malkus was awarded the first Ed. D. from the Wm. Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), where he also completed Rabbinic Ordination and an M.A. in Judaic Studies. Rabbi Malkus pursued his undergraduate work at Columbia University. He has studied at Yeshivat HaMivtar in Israel and at the Principals’ Institute of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Rabbi Malkus writes extensively on curriculum, instruction, and educational leadership. From 2004 to 2007 he was chair of the BJE Los Angeles Day School Principals Council. He was awarded the Milken Jewish Educator Award in 2009. Rabbi Malkus was a mentor in the Day School Leadership Training Institute (DSLTI) and had the privilege of being an alternate delegate at the World Zionist Congress in 2010.

Rabbi Malkus is an advisory board member of the Schechter Day School Network and MERCAZ USA. He was co-chair of the Israel Education Panel and currently sits on the advisory board of the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) a partnership of the AVI CHAI Foundation, the Jim Joseph Foundation, and the Stanford University School of Education. He and his wife, Caryn Bunder Malkus, live in the greater Washington D.C. area, and their two children, Eitan and Coby, attend the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.

Mitch can be reached at mmalkus@cesjds.org or 301-692-4801.



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