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Daniel Rose Ph.D

Dr. Daniel Rose is a British-born Jewish educator with over thirty years experience working in informal and formal Jewish education. He has worked with youth movement programs in the UK and Israel, taught in Jewish Day Schools in the UK and the US, and has had administrative and teaching roles on global remote learning programs. He has developed curriculum and educational materials for diverse educational institutions and programs, and consults for Jewish Day schools in the UK, US, Australia and South Africa. He has also lectured in Jewish education in various programs and universities, including Pardes, the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, and the London School of Jewish Studies. Daniel lives in Modi’in in Israel, with his wife and five children.


Daniel grew up in London and was educated in Jewish day schools there until the age of eighteen. Upon graduating Hasmonean High School with A-levels in Economics, Geography, and Religious Studies, he spent two years in Yeshvat HaMivtar in Israel. He is currently pursuing semicha studies with Rabbi Chaim Brovender and the WebYeshiva.




Daniel’s undergraduate degree was in Jewish Studies from the London School of Jewish Education (formerly Jews’ College). He then completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (secondary school religious education) and a Master’s degree in Religious Education, both at UCL Institute of Education. His Ph.D in education was awarded by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.



"Uncovering new paradigms of role modeling: the case of Aliyah: An exploration of significant others as agents of socialization on the ideological decision to migrate to Israel."

In this doctoral research the phenomenon of role modeling is explored through the study of significant others as role models in life transformative decisions, in this instance, the case of "ideological migration" to Israel. Although ideology is not the only motivation bringing immigrants to Israel, it has traditionally been seen as central to the concept of Jewish migration to Israel. The act of aliyah and the Zionist beliefs that motivate it can therefore be seen as one of many competing value systems available to young Diaspora Jews in the marketplace of ideas. This study is grounded in the assumption that young people are socialized through interaction with significant others as role models, into competing value systems, each existing as a plausibility structure. The institutions in the life of an adolescent, such as family, school, or youth movement, provide plausibility structures (Berger 1967, 1969) that in certain cases may be strong enough to instill their values in the young adult. Significant others functioning as role models provide the interface between young adults and these belief systems. This research explores the roles that models play in the ideological decision of an adult to immigrate to Israel.

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Daniel is an avid runner, and is never happier than when he is getting up before the sun and pounding the streets. He has to date run 23 marathons around the world, and finds running vital to his mental wellbeing, creativity, and spiritual health. Less positive for his mental wellbeing is his life-long love for Arsenal Football Club. He also loves reading, especially popular non-fiction sociology and psychology titles. But above all else is his love for his family. He lives in Modi’in in Israel, with his wife and five children.


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