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.