Welcome to the New School of Education Alumni, Class of 2018 - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Welcome to the New School of Education Alumni, Class of 2018

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Graduates from the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education:

  • Denise Crevin: Education Administrator, Congregation B'nai Israel, in Sacramento, CA
  • Brenda Footer: Family Engagement Specialist, Center for Jewish Education, in Baltimore, MD
  • Dayna Gershon: Director of Formal and Informal Education, The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, in Overland Park, KS
  • Rabbi Keren Gorban ‘12: Rabbi, Temple Sinai, in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Leah King Kaufman: Manager, Leadership Institute at Union for Reform Judaism, in New York, NY
  • Rabbi Elisa Koppel ‘01: Rabbi and Director of Lifelong Learning, Congregation Beth Emeth, in Wilmington, DE
  • Shari Rothstein: Associate Director of Religious School, Temple Emanu-El, in Westfield, NJ
  • Kendra Sager: Associate Executive Director, Temple Beth El, in Madison, WI
  • Stacy Shapiro: Consultant, Moving Traditions, and Madrichim and Teen Seminar Coordinator, Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, in Croton-On-Hudson, NY
  • Rabbi Jay Sherwood: Rabbi, Temple Shalom, in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Sabrina Silverberg: Director of Education, Temple Emanu-El Sarasota, in Sarasota, FL
  • Brad Zicholtz: Director of Experiential Education, The Reform Temple of Rockland, in Upper Nyack, NY

Graduates from the New York School of Education:

  • Rachel Barnehama: Director of Education and Engagement, Temple Beth Israel, in Port Washington, NY
  • Erin Binder: Continuing Rabbinical School at HUC-JIR, in New York, NY
  • Deborah Freedberg: Teacher, in Portland, OR

Graduates from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education:

  • Missy Goldstein: YAD Engagement Officer, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, OH
  • Rachel Dubowe, Nefesh Director, URJ Camp Newman, in Berkeley, CA
  • Sarah Rosenbaum Jones: Continuing Rabbinical School at the Leo Baeck College (for a year), in London, England
  • Liora Alban: Continuing Rabbinical School, in Los Angeles, CA
  • Daniel Freedman: Continuing Rabbinical School, in Los Angeles, CA

Reach out and welcome a new graduate who moved to your area! Contact Dena Stein if you would like contact information. 


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