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Jeffrey S. Kress


Jeffrey S. Kress is a Senior Research Assistant at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City, where he is also Assistant Professor of Jewish Education. Kress coordinates the Davidson School's Informal/Communal Education concentration. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University and completed an internship in Clinical/Community Psychology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has worked as a Program Development Specialist at the Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving Program at University Behavioral HealthCare and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he conducted teacher training and consultation for a research-validated social-emotional learning curriculum. Currently, his work focuses on bringing theoretical and methodological innovations from the fields of community, clinical, and developmental psychology into the discussion of Jewish identity and Jewish educational program planning. In particular, he is interested in applying principles of social-emotional learning to Jewish education. Kress has co-authored articles and chapters on the topics of social-emotional learning, program development, and Jewish identity that have been published in a variety of journals and books, and has presented his work at a number of conferences. Kress hosts a Listserv discussion group on the topic of community psychology and spirituality and religion. He can be contacted at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027; by telephone at (212) 678-8920; fax (212) 749-9085; or e-mail


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