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Jews You Should Know

Nov 30, 2021

The Renaissance Educator and Tikvah Dean

Rabbi Mark Gottlieb is Dean of the Tikvah Institute at Yale University, as well as a longtime celebrated principal at the Maimonides School in Boston and MTA in New York, two of Modern Orthodoxy's flagship institutions.

Rabbi Gottlieb discusses his own personal journey towards Jewish tradition, and his early career as a precocious educator and administrator, before moving to Tikvah nearly 11 years ago.

The Tikvah Fund is a philanthropic foundation and think tank dedicated to assisting the Jewish people and the Jewish State's intellectual, religious, and political leaders. As a non-profit organization they invest in a variety of projects in Israel, the United States, and throughout the world, including educational programs, publications, and fellowships.

In this episode of Jews You Should Know, Rabbi Gottlieb and Ari discuss Mark’s background, Jewish education, the religious perspective on politics and economics, and more. Give a listen!



00:00 Introduction

2:47 Mark's background story and religious awakening

15:13 Mark's intellectual influences growing up

27:42 Mark's educational career path since high school

39:12. How Mark left MTA and joined Tikvah

44:16 What is Tikvah?

49:40 Discussing Judaism, politics and economics

55:09 What's next for Mark's career at Tikvah?


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