Dr. Howard Deitcher is a faculty member of The Hebrew University’s Melton Centre for Jewish Education and a former Director. He is the current Director of the Florence Melton Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that offers programs in Jewish learning for adults worldwide. He also serves as the academic adviser for the Legacy Heritage Fund Institute for Jewish Studies teachers at the Hebrew University. He has published numerous articles, co-edited four books, and is a member of the Israeli Ministry of Education's Committee on Bible Education. His current areas of research include: The Philosophical World of Young Children, Jewish Spiritual Development, and Philosophical and Theological Questions in Bible Education.