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Name: Saul Kaiserman  
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Date of Birth: 22nd September 1967
Place of Birth: New York, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
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Saul Kaiserman

Saul Kaiserman (b. 1967), better known as one of the rising leaders in the current renaissance in progressive Jewish education, is also beloved for his early career as a bohemian folk-singer (see Bohemianism).

Originally from Park Slope, Brooklyn, Kaiserman got his start as a musican in the late 1980s by playing small-time juke joints in and around New York City as well as underground in the subway system. Kaiserman spent the early 1990s traveling the world as a modern-day troubador, primarily as a street musician but also in bars and cafes in diverse locales such as Zimbabwe, Mexico, and Vietnam. He was a landmark in the expatriate scene of Phnom Penh, Cambodia during a 6-month period with the bands "New Cambodian Agenda" (with Simon England and Paul Box) and "Economic Refugees," performing nightly at the now-defunct Rock Hard Cafe. A feature article on Kaiserman and the emergence of busking in Israel appeared in the Jerusalem Post in 1994. Career milestones include "Bad Beer" (1987), "The Africa Song" (1993), "Best Friend Syd (2 Psychadelic 4 Me)" (1988), "They're All Dead" (1989), "The Fish Song" (1985) and "In the Night" (1985). During this period, Kaiserman served as Production Coordinator for an Emmy-award winning documentary on censorship in the arts, "Damned in the USA" (1991), directed by Paul Yule, and appeared in the role of Andrew in "The Life of Jesus: The Revolutionary," a 1999 documentary directed by Paul Marcarelli.

Upon his return to the United States, Kaiserman was one of the founders of the Teva Learning Center, North America's leading Jewish Environmental Institute. In 1999, Kaiserman received his Masters in Jewish Education from the Davidson School of Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, for which he was the "poster child" in their advertising campaign, entitled "I am changing the face of Jewish education." Kaiserman has built and contributed to organizations focused on creative expressions of Judaism, including the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, "Kol Zimrah: Meaningful Prayer through Music," and "Limmud New York: Jewish Learning Without Limits," a four-day gathering bringing together Jews of diverse ages and backgrounds for learning and cultural performances. Kaiserman continues to be one of the leading voices in Jewish environmental education, working with the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and their "Adamah" fellowship for Jewish farming and "Hazon," which organizes multi-day bicycle rides in Israel and the United States.

Most recently, Kaiserman served as the Director of Education at Central Synagogue in New York City, where he developed a new model for full-time teachers in a supplementary school setting. Kaiserman currently resides in Jerusalem, Israel, where he is a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute.

External Links

Mandel Leadership Institute

Central Synagogue - New York City

Limmud New York 2006

Kol Zimrah: Meaningful Prayer through Music

The Teva Learning Center

Hazon - Jewish Environmental Bike Rides

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