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Susan Dayan

Susan (Kasavi) Dayan is passionate about Sephardic heritage and innovating ideas. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies from Brooklyn College and her master’s degree in Medieval Jewish History from Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. As an alumna of Magen David Yeshivah Elementary School, she taught 7th and 8th grade Jewish History for six years. Through her work as an educator, Susan created a unique Heritage Program that documents interviews and genealogies of recent Jewish immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central and South America, which to date contains over 400 accounts.

In Yeshivah of Flatbush High School, she launched the annual Career Day Program. Susan was a recipient of the 2021 American Sephardi Federation Broome & Allen Fellowship in recognition of her academic accomplishments and service on behalf of the Sephardic community.

Susan has been involved in Congregation Beth Torah since she was a young girl. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, art, and flower arranging. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband, Dr. Isaac Dayan, and their daughter.