David Zimand is a product of Jewish day schools and the son of Jewish educators. He has taught in schools throughout the Midwest and East Coast for more than twenty-eight years. Now the head of school at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Palo Alto, California, David serves his community with enthusiasm.
He teaches US history and serves as one of two faculty representatives to the school’s Board of Trustees. Furthermore, he serves as Social Sciences Department Chair.
Early Life and Education
Early years in a child’s life are critical for their development. Here, social skills, self-worth and an outlook on the world are built.
Early childhood education (ECE) programs are essential in setting the foundations for their intellectual growth and moral outlook, so it’s no surprise why ECE programs are so critical.
Understanding how a child’s experiences from birth (and even prenatally) can shape their future learning capacity, behaviors and health is an essential step in improving outcomes for both children and society as a whole. With this insight, parents and educators can make decisions which benefit both their child’s development as well as that of the community they grow up in.
David Zimand is an award-winning professional photographer with more than 25 years of experience. His striking portraiture has won him widespread acclaim.
He has shot for numerous publications, such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and the London Daily Mail. His images are renowned for their technical precision and unique ability to capture a subject’s character through connection.
He has a passion for cooking, which he shares with his wife and two daughters. This is no easy feat considering he’s an active family man with an intense social calendar and hectic schedule. The biggest challenge, according to him, is finding time for all the things on his list of things-to-do. Recently, he added head of school at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Palo Alto to his resume.
Achievement and Honors
Zimand is not only an award-winning photographer (see his portfolio), but also the headmaster of the school that bears his name. He has many witty and sarcastic colleagues as well as two beautiful daughters. In addition to teaching, David enjoys cycling and philanthropy; plus he takes time out of work to study history, art history and science. With numerous awards under his belt as well as prestigious alumni whom he vows to keep close at all times, zimand truly lives up to his promise: this list!
David Zimand is an accomplished photographer who loves to showcase his stunning portraits. His images have been featured in Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and the Daily Mail among others.
His career has seen him collaborate with renowned brands such as William Morris Endeavor, Stone Yamashita and SY Partners. Additionally, he works on projects with non-profit organizations where his photography can provide inspiration and motivation.
Rabbi Zimand was a leader among American pulpit rabbis, dedicating his life to strengthening Jewish identity for his congregants and America as a whole. Assimilation and trends to the left and right drove many American Jews away, shrinking those dedicated to upholding UTJ’s motto “Amvnh TSrvph vySHr dt”–genuine faith combined with intellectual integrity.