Dasee Berkowitz is a sought-after educator and facilitator 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.
Dasee’s work in creating meaningful pathways to parenthood builds on years of experience in facilitating workshops and listening closely to the needs of parents and educators. She holds a Masters in Informal Jewish Education from Hebrew University and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has studied at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies and the Conservative Yeshiva — two experiences that helped her cultivate a unique pedagogical approach rooted in the wisdom of the Jewish tradition.
Dasee was one of the original bloggers for the online Jewish parenting resource Kveller.com, and she has guest-written for the popular parenting lifestyle blog, “Cup of Jo”. She is a frequent contributor to Haaretz, The Forward, Jewish Telegraph Agency, Times of Israel and other publications with articles on parenting as a spiritual practice and making family life meaningful during Jewish holidays. Dasee’s writing is featured in the award-winning book on motherhood, Purple Leaves, Red Cherries: A Gift for Mothers with Short Stories, Journal & Toolkit. Her podcast, “Inspired Parenting”, a joint project by Ayeka and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, debuted in Fall 2018.
Dasee lives in Jerusalem with her husband and three children.