Authors Posts by Noam Weissman

Noam Weissman

Noam Weissman is the Senior Vice President and Head of Content at OpenDor Media, where he spearheads the educational vision and leads the content of the organization. Noam heads a team of producers and educators for the Unpacked YouTube channel, which has over 60,000 subscribers and over 10 million views. Additionally, Noam is the host of the “Unpacking Israeli History” podcast. Noam is also the Founder and Director of LaHaV. Prior to leading the work at OpenDor Media, Noam served as Principal of Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles. Noam graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yeshiva University with a degree in history and received a Master’s degree in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School, where he was a Legacy Heritage Fellow. Most recently, Noam earned a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Southern California, with a focus on curriculum design. His dissertation, entitled "Approaching Israel Education," argues for a new vision in learning about the modern State of Israel, focusing on Zionist identity development, narrative formation, and the ability to have a mature and loving relationship with Israel without sacrificing empathy. He is married to Raizie Erreich and they are the proud parents of three incredible children, Eyal, Liana and Nissa.

Celebration and Exploration: Why Good Israel Education Needs Both

In this timely essay, Noam Weissman of OpenDor Media argues for a form of Israel education that tackles challenging topics in Israel’s history.