staff - Aaron Steinberg
Aaron Steinberg is the Deputy Director: North America at The Bronfman Fellowship, where he works closely with a global alumni community of nearly 1,100 Jewish leaders, innovators and active members. He fosters a spirit of communal leadership through management of the Alumni Advisory Board, and is helping to build a virtual community of alumni through innovative programs, online learning opportunities and personal connections.
Aaron grew up in Potomac, MD and got his start in Jewish communal leadership through the Bnei Akiva of New York youth movement serving as regional director in college and still involved today as head of the Finance Board. Aaron is a licensed Social Worker who earned his MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work with a concentration in community organizing. His undergraduate degree in English Literature is from Yeshiva University and he spent a gap year in Israel studying classical Jewish texts at Yeshivat Sha’alvim.
Previously, Aaron has served as the Associate Director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance helping to promote and expand the role of women in Orthodox leadership and communal ritual. He served as a development professional at SAR Academy in Riverdale, NY - a stellar Jewish Day School where his wife is a middle school teacher and activities administrator. Before that Aaron served as Director of the Eimatai Leadership Development Project based out of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future. He had the opportunity to train dozens of college students and hundreds of high school students in leadership strategies, program planning, and social justice activism.
Most importantly, Aaron lives in White Plains with his wife Adina and young children Dahlia, Judah and Noah. They are all very active in the Hebrew Institute of White Plains where they have found an inspiring, supportive, and friendly community. You can contact Aaron at a a r o n @ byfi.org.