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Dr. Bruce Powell

Dr. Bruce Powell

Keynote Speaker: Leader in Jewish Education

Dr. Bruce Powell Biography

Dr. Bruce Powell has been an instrumental force in founding three college preparatory Jewish high schools in Los Angeles and consulting on the creation of 23 others in the United States.

From 1979 to 1992, he served as the founding General Studies Principal at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles High Schools. During his thirteen-year tenure at YULA, Dr. Powell established the general studies curriculum, created the college-counseling program, set in place all school policies and procedures, orchestrated the process of accreditation, expanded the student population from 160 to 360 students, and built a first-class faculty and administrative structure.

In 1992, Dr. Powell became the first Headmaster of the Milken Community High School. Now working in the larger, pluralistic Jewish educational world, Dr. Powell helped create educational and religious consensus within the Reform and Conservative Jewish communities in order to establish a unified mission for the new school. Based upon a pluralistic Jewish vision, Dr. Powell shaped the school's academic and Jewish studies departments, set in motion full programs in athletics and the arts, and built the school from 160 to 630 students in six years. Because of its success and excellence, the school received a large capital endowment from the Milken Family Foundation, and today stands as a national model for Jewish educational vision and excellence. Today, Milken stands as the largest pluralistic Jewish high school in the United States.

In 2000, after completing his tenure at Milken Community High School, Dr. Powell was approached by several visionary lay leaders in the San Fernando Valley (a part of Los Angeles), to found New Community Jewish High School. Dr. Powell spent two years developing the school’s business plan, curriculum, fund-raising and marketing protocols, faculty and staff, and raising enough money to ensure the school’s sustainability. The school opened its doors to 40 pioneering ninth graders in 2002. Over the next 16 years, the school grew to over 400 students, 75 full-time faculty, and acquired a five-acre campus with 100,000 square feet of learning and athletic spaces. In 2014, Alyce and Phil de Toledo were inspired to provide the school with a naming gift. In honor of Phil and Alyce, the Board voted to rename the school de Toledo High School. Today, the school is debt-free, has already developed over $8 million in endowment funds, and stands as the second largest pluralistic Jewish high school in America. Dr. Powell stepped down from headship in 2018 to devote his full efforts to Jewish School Management and to continue enriching the field of Jewish education.

In addition to building three Jewish high schools in Los Angeles, Dr. Powell served for five years as the summer director of the Brandeis Collegiate Institute in Simi Valley, California, creating educational programs for Jewish youth from around the world.

Recognizing the need to train high level personnel to envision and run Jewish high schools in the United States, Dr. Powell served as a Senior Faculty Member in the Day School Leadership Training Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Since 1998, Dr. Powell has served on the adjunct faculty at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles where he teaches in the Masters degree programs.

Johns Hopkins University recognized Dr. Powell's efforts in the area of Jewish education when he was awarded a special fellowship as one of the outstanding school administrators in California. Moreover, Dr. Powell is a recipient of the Milken Foundation Jewish Educator Award and the Covenant Award from the Crown Foundation.

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Booking fees for Dr. Bruce Powell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Bruce Powell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Dr. Bruce Powell?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Bruce Powell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Bruce Powell for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Bruce Powell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Bruce Powell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Dr. Bruce Powell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Education and Literary. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Dr. Bruce Powell generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Gruwell, Ron Wolfson and Vanessa Ochs. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Bruce Powell for an upcoming event.

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Jewish L.A. in 30 Years: Dr Bruce Powell

How to book Dr. Bruce Powell?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dr. Bruce Powell for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dr. Bruce Powell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dr. Bruce Powell or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Dr. Bruce Powell?

Booking fees for Dr. Bruce Powell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Bruce Powell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Dr. Bruce Powell?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Bruce Powell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Bruce Powell for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Bruce Powell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Bruce Powell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Dr. Bruce Powell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Education and Literary. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Dr. Bruce Powell generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Gruwell, Ron Wolfson and Vanessa Ochs. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Bruce Powell for an upcoming event.

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