Aaron Dorfman


Aaron is a lifelong educator, problem-solver, and social justice activist. Most recently, he worked with Encore.org to develop a campaign to mobilize older adults to help children, and, immediately before that, with a consortium of education-reform organizations to re-invent high school as part of XQ: The Super School Challenge.

Aaron spent 10 years as part of the leadership team at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), organizing and mobilizing American Jews to channel their philanthropy, volunteer time, and political power to support global human rights. Prior to joining AJWS, Aaron spent nine years designing and implementing informal education programs at Temple Isaiah, a synagogue in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Aaron was a founding board member of Repair the World, a nonprofit committed to promoting service in the Jewish community, and currently sits on the board of Coney Island Prep, an innovative charter school in South Brooklyn.

Aaron holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and lives in Brooklyn with his wife Talia and his daughters Oren, Sela, and Dami.