I am excited to join Riverdale Temple as the new Education and Engagement Specialist. Through my various positions in educational leadership, I have honed my craft teaching Jewish texts, culture, and values in the classroom and through workshops for families and teachers. I have a history of developing and piloting new programs and curricula which have an emphasis on social justice and Jewish values. It is of paramount importance that these experiences be honest yet positive aspects of our families lives and nurture Jewish their identity.
Commitment and love for our children and families and forging connection and joy with our Jewish heritage and culture and important of social progress and justice has always been a part of me. From my start, as an American born, growing up in Israel as the daughter to a Conservative rabbi, in a pluralistic home, serving in the Israeli Air Force, I have made a point to include service in my career. My combined Master’s degrees in both Jewish Education and Management for Non-Profit Organizations laid a strong foundation to help me consistently develop and execute programs that focus on social action, including family education, volunteerism, and community building. I am happy to bring my experiences to Riverdale Temple and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.