Rabbi Dr. Howard Deitcher is the director of the Florence Melton Institute at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Howie is a faculty member of The Hebrew University’s Melton Centre for Jewish Education and its former Director. He is the current educational director of the Hebrew University’s Revivim Program, which trains outstanding students to teach Jewish Studies in Israeli national (secular) schools. He also serves as the Academic Advisor for the Legacy Heritage Fund Institute for Jewish Studies teachers at the Hebrew University. From 1996-2001 Dr. Deitcher served as Director of the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows Program. He has published numerous articles, co-edited four books, and is a member of the Israeli Ministry of Education's Committee on Bible Education. 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.