Howard is a tenured faculty member at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University and its former director (2002-2008). He is the current academic director of the Legacy Heritage Teacher Institute that trains outstanding Jewish Studies teachers. From 1996-2001 he served as director of the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows Program in Jerusalem. He has published numerous articles, co-edited four books, and produced five teaching guides that are being used in schools in Israel and around the Jewish world. Dr. Deitcher is a member of the Israeli Ministry of Education's Committee on Teaching Bible in National Schools, and is part of a team that is preparing a new student book and teacher's guide for teaching Bible in Israeli schools. He is a member of the Executive Board at the Israel Centre for Philosophy in Education and Philosophy for Children. He is married to Dr. Chane Mamlak-Deitcher, a Jungian psychoanalyst. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

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