Dr. Joshua Yarden holds an M.A. in Judaic Studies from the University of Haifa and a Ph.D. in education, culture and society from the University of Pennsylvania, where he wrote a dissertation entitled, Embracing Complexity: A Reflective Investigation of Cultural Transformation through Reflective Practice in Experiential Learning. Josh has extensive experience in Israel and in North America, working with individuals, camps, schools, community organizations and national initiatives engaging learners and teachers in the process of 'becoming Israel.' His many presentations include: In Search of Solutions: Understanding Israel through Problem-Based Learning; The Binding of Abraham, Jacob’s Struggle to Become Israel, The ‘Torasophy’ of Experiential Learning, and The Well-Framed Empty Space.