About CEPS

The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers an M.Ed., an M.A. as well as a Ph.D. degree. We also offer an undergraduate minor in Education Policy Studies. Faculty and students in the program use the tools of the social sciences and the humanities to study issues of educational policy and practice with an overarching emphasis on social justice.

CEPS PhD Alumnus Rabbi Scott Aaron to become Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Jewish Education

Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by Noah W. Sobe

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Rabbi Scott Aaron, Phd, a graduate of the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program will become the director of the Chicago-based Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE).  Aaron is an educator and scholar with broad expertise and experience in Jewish identity development, experiential education, professional development for Jewish educators and communal professionals, educational evaluation, and other areas. He holds adjunct faculty appointments at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Davidson School of Education, the Rhea Hirsch School of Education of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Spertus Institute for Jewish Life and Learning. He is a published author of books and academic journal articles and has been a consultant to foundations and agencies in the Jewish community across the United States and in Israel.  Under Aaron’s direction, CFJE will collaborate with congregations, schools, community organizations, rabbis, educators and administrators to advance the field of Jewish education.

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