Welcome to Creating Lively Passover Seders! By David Arnow

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Born in 1950, Dr. David Arnow graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University and earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University in 1982. He worked as a psychologist for 10 years. No longer currently practicing, Dr. Arnow has been an activist in the Jewish community and a writer for many years.

His many articles on issues of Jewish interest have appeared in Reform Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Judaism, The Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Contemporary Judaism, Moment Magazine, Tikkun, The Journal of Israeli History, and numerous Jewish newspapers. Arnow has lectured on Jewish/Arab relations in Israel, the democratic character of Israel, Israel/Diaspora relations, the Holocaust, and the psychology of modern Jewish identity.


He is the author of Creating Lively Passover Seders: A Sourcebook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities, 2nd Edition published by Jewish Lights in 2011 and co-editor of and a contributor to My People's Passover Haggadah, Jewish Lights, 2008. He is the Jewish scholar featured on the new website Exodus Conversations ~ How the Exodus Speaks to Jews, Christians, and Muslims: An Interfaith Commentary and Passover Haggadah, www.exodusconversations.com.


He has served as President of the New Israel Fund and as a Vice President of New York UJA-Federation. Dr. Arnow was a Wexner Heritage Leadership Fellow from 1992-94 and has served on several national commissions on Jewish identity and Jewish education.


David Arnow lives in Scarsdale, New York and is married to Madeleine. They have two sons, and are members of Temple Israel Center of White Plains (Conservative) and Bet Am Shalom (Reconstructionist).