Dasee Berkowitz

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Dasee Berkowitz is an educator and founder of Ayeka’s Becoming a Soulful Parent program. Her groundbreaking approach to education has been enthusiastically received by scores of Jewish community centers and synagogues since the program launched in 2015. Dasee has lectured internationally, served as scholar-in-residence for Jewish federations, and trained facilitators at educational agencies across North America. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and three children. 

Creation, Chaos, and Children

Dasee Berkowitz
September 17, 2021
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. God said: “Let there be light.” And there was light.

What Does "Next Year in Jerusalem" Really Mean?

Dasee Berkowitz
April 6, 2020
I am always struck when Israelis, especially Jerusalemites, say “Next year in Jerusalem” with the same intention as their Diaspora brethren. Jerusalem surely cannot only represent a physical destination. It must represent more: an ideal, a hope, a possibility.

Considering "Next Year in Jerusalem"

Dasee Berkowitz
March 17, 2014

On a recent trip to Jerusalem, my son decided that his favorite color was gold. Whenever he’s asked why, he replies with a wry smile befitting a 5-year-old.

“Jerusalem is the city of gold, of course,” he says.

When we told him our family was moving to