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Stories from the Field: HUC-JIR Educators Lead and Teach in a New Normal

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These are the stories of Jewish educators – our graduate students in HUC-JIR’s graduate programs in Jewish education – who responded and created new paths forward in the face of crisis. Their core values remain their North Star: relationships, community, learning, kindness and compassion. Their love of Judaism and dedication to learners permeate their work. Their energy continues to inspire us.

Mira Weller

Mira Weller

Rabbinical, education and non-profit management student
HUC-JIR’s Skirball Campus in Los Angeles

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Eran Rosenberg

 Eran Rosenberg

Jewish Studies Department Chair
Columbus Jewish Day School (CJDS)
Cohort 7 graduate of the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR

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Lauren Belferder

Lauren Belferder

Director of Youth Engagement
Temple Sinai in Roslyn Heights, New York
Currently a student in Cohort 8 of the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR 

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Sarah DeWoskin

 Sarah DeWoskin

Director and Founder of LEV Children’s Museum
Based in Cooper City, Florida
Cohort 7 graduate of the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR 

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Sarit

Sarit Katzew
Havurah, The Addison County Jewish Congregation in Middlebury, Vermont
Director of Education, Program and Outreach Coordinator
Currently a student in Cohort 8 of the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR

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Susie Wexler

 Susie Wexler

Director, Early Childhood Program at the Chava Center
B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield, IL
Cohort 7 graduate of the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR

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