Joseph Reimer

Joseph Reimer

Associate Professor, Jewish Education


  • Harvard University, EdD

  • Brandeis University, MA

  • Harvard University, MEd

  • City College of New York, BA


Joseph Reimer is an associate professor in Jewish Education who splits his teaching and advising time between the Hornstein Program and the Education Program. He also serves as faculty advisor to the Office for High School Programs at Brandeis.

Succeeding at Jewish Education

Trained at Harvard as a developmental psychologist, he currently focuses his research on experiential Jewish learning, Jewish camping and the professional development of educators.

His book, "Succeeding at Jewish Education," won the National Jewish Book Award in 1997. His recent publications have focused on leadership in Jewish summer camps.

Professor Reimer serves as lead faculty for the Executive Leadership Institute of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, associate editor for the Journal of Jewish Education and co-director of the Jewish Educational Leadership panel of the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education.

He lives in Brookline with his wife, Gail Twersky Reimer.