Dr. Aharon Hersh Fried (718)436-8080
Rabbi Dr. Aharon Hersh Fried Ph.D. received his doctorate at the New School for Social Research. His research and his dissertation were in the area of Visual perception. He taught at Hunter College and John Jay College, both of CUNY, before joining Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University where he is Associate Professor of Psychology and Education. Amongst the courses he teaches are, Positive Psychology, Psychology and Religion, Special Education, Developmental Psychology, and Psychological Tests and Measurements. Dr. Fried also maintains a private practice in Psychology, evaluating children who have learning or behavioral problems in school and guiding their parents and teachers in working with them.
Outside of Stern College Dr. Fried is best known for his work in developing programs in Special Education for the dual curriculum Hebrew Day Schools. These include CHUSH, The Jewish Center for Special Education in New York and Limudei Hashem in Jerusalem, as well as programs in cities across the United States, Canada, Israel, Great Britain, Belgium, and Switzerland. Dr. Fried has consulted to schools in Australia, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, and has trained teachers in many schools in teaching Judaic Studies and in working with Special Needs children. He has also conducted many workshops for parent groups on various aspects of parenting.
Dr. Fried’s research and writing interests are focused on the synthesis of Psychological and Educational research on cognition, education, and ethical and moral development with the source material of Judaic Studies. Dr. Fried has published in various journals. Notable are an article in JEWISH ACTION entitled, Dispelling the Elitist Myth (in Jewish Education), an article on Special Needs: The Childhood Years: A Time of Opportunity A Time of Danger in VIEWPOINT, an article addressing the “closing of the Jewish Mind”, entitled, Are our Children Too Worldly? published in the journal, HAKIRAH and an article addressing values and priorities, entitled, Is There A Disconnect Between Torah Learning And Torah Living, also in HAKIRAH. Dr. Fried has developed a test of Hebrew Reading, The Kriyah Scan, which was published by Torah Umesorah, and is widely used. He is currently involved in a revision of the Scan and in developing a test of Hebrew Vocabulary. He is also working on a program for teaching Talmud in the elementary schools, a pilot project of which was completed in conjunction with Torah Schools of Pittsburgh.
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