The newest member of our team, David-Yehuda ("DY") Stern became NLS’s Head of Youth in July 2015.
Most recently DY served as Head of Education at Alyth, one of the largest Reform communities in Europe. Other roles he has held include Social Action and Sustainability Coordinator at JCC (now JW3), Jewish Social Responsibility Manager at UJIA and Head of Jewish Education at NOAM, the Masorti Youth Movement’s summer camp in France.
DY grew up in London in an observant, Orthodox Jewish home where his parents instilled in him a love of Judaism as well as the knowledge to navigate it. He has a passion for seeing young people grow and flourish and believes that where Judaism is concerned, people best attain knowledge through experiential learning that animates the Jewish tradition, and inspires meaningful connection. Furthermore, for synagogue-based education to work, he believes the whole family must be engaged.
DY has an honours degree in Film and Television from the University of Nottingham and has attended numerous Jewish studies programmes in Israel. He also spent time learning at Yeshivat Hadar - a traditional egalitarian Yeshiva on the upper west side of Manhattan.
Known for his inclusive, creative and enthusiastic approach to learning, DY distinguished himself throughout the recruitment process, not only through his passion for Jewish education, but also by how much he 'got' us. His is married to Robin Nobel and together they have two daughters, Aviva and Ora.
Visit hereiswonder.com to read some of DY’s previous articles or his latest blog post.
To get in contact with DY please email firstname.lastname@example.org.