Micol Zimmerman Burkeman, MAJE, serves as the Recruitment and Leadership Development Associate at HUC-JIR, recruiting the next generation of inspiring Jewish leaders with a focus in the Boston and New England area.
Micol has worked to elevate and reimagine Jewish education and teen engagement for the last 15 years. As a consultant, coach and designer and facilitator of professional development, she works with educators, clergy and Jewish communal professionals to help them increase their impact and maximize their potential. For the last four years, Micol served as the Director of the Experiential Jewish Education Network, where she combined her passions for creating powerful learning experiences and building a supportive network of colleagues that fosters connection and collaboration.
Upon first joining the EJE Network team, Micol also served as staff and mentor in in the Certificate in Jewish Education program at HUC. Prior to this, she served as the National Director of NFTY, the Reform Jewish Youth Movement serving over 8,000 Jewish youth. Micol has also served as a consultant at The Jewish Education Project, training and mentoring Jewish professionals in the field of teen engagement, and as Director of Education at synagogues across the country and in England.
An avid lover of pop culture, she uses film and television to bring Jewish text and values to life in a fusion she calls Pop Torah, which she has presented at national and international conferences and for communities around the country.
Micol received her M.A. in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at HUC-JIR in Los Angeles and her B.A. in Communication at the University of Southern California.