Rabbi Dr. Gavriel Brown, MAT, is responsible for the Judaic and general studies at ICJA. His background and academic pursuits reflect his passion for leadership, professional development, and organizational growth. Rabbi Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. in leadership studies from Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Advanced Studies. He is a graduate of Yeshiva University and Relay Graduate School of Education. Rabbi Dr. Brown received his certificate in school management and leadership from Harvard University, a certificate in non-profit financial management from Cornell University, and a certificate in Jewish leadership from Northwestern University and Spertus. He completed the Jewish New Teacher Project’s Administrator fellowship. Most recently, he was a Legacy Heritage fellow at Harvard’s Principals’ Center.
Rabbi Dr. Brown started his teaching career with Teach for America at Uncommon Schools in Newark, New Jersey (’14). He then taught at Success Academy High School for the Liberal Arts in Manhattan. After moving to Baltimore, Rabbi Dr. Brown became the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Talmudical Academy. He was also a research fellow in school leadership at New Leaders for New Schools, was named a Clark Scholar at the American Educational Research Association and received the Elie Wiesel Foundation’s National Prize in Ethics. In addition to his administrative work at ICJA, Rabbi Dr. Brown teaches English and architecture. He has published multiple articles in HaYidiyon, Jewish Educational Leadership Journal, and other publications.
Rabbi Dr. Brown is married to Bec, his Australian wife, and they have a four-year-old daughter, Adi, two-year-old, Lev, and new baby, Ori.