August 16, 2022 — New York
American Jewish Committee (AJC) has appointed Aaron Bregman as the leading global Jewish advocacy organization’s first director of High School Affairs.
“Through our Leaders for Tomorrow program, which prepares young Jews to speak up for Israel and the Jewish people, AJC has long invested in ensuring Jewish teens become leaders. By creating the High School Affairs department, AJC reaffirms its commitment to work with students and administrators to create a stronger environment for the Jewish community within secondary schools,” said Meggie Wyschogrod Fredman, Senior Director, AJC Alexander Young Leadership Department. “With his years of leadership in the high school space and expertise in Israel education, Aaron is the right person to lead this critical initiative for the agency.”
Through education and advocacy programs, High School Affairs is empowering teens to advocate for Israel and the Jewish people and speak out against growing antisemitism and bigotry.
“American Jewish Committee has been a thought leader since its creation over a century ago, and I am honored to be a part of it,” said Bregman. “I look forward to working with students, parents, and administrators on this exciting and much-needed development in the high school arena as part of AJC’s ongoing mission to strengthen and support the Jewish community and our partners.”
Bregman began his teaching career in Boston, Massachusetts and has over a decade of experience teaching American, European, and Middle East Jewish history at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) in Rockville, Maryland. Prior to teaching at CESJDS, he was the High School Curriculum/Program Manager for The David Project, a non-profit that helps shape campus opinions on Israel. He has also worked with the Center for Israel Education in running their Teacher Training Institute.
Bregman grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in history with a concentration in American foreign policy and Jewish studies and a M.A. in secondary education from American University in Washington, D.C.