Micol Zimmerman Burkeman, M.A.J.E., ACC

Director of the Teaching Impact Fellowship; Recruitment and Leadership Development Associate

Contact Information

department: Recruitment and Admissions
campus: National, New York
email: mzimmerman@huc.edu

Micol Zimmerman Burkeman is the Director of the Teaching Impact Fellowship and Recruitment and Leadership Development Associate at HUC-JIR. In this role, she works to elevate the Jewish professional field and develop the next generation of inspiring Jewish leaders.  A seasoned Jewish educational leader, Micol has worked to reimagine Jewish education and leadership for the last two decades. As a coach, consultant, and professional development facilitator, she works with educators, clergy, and Jewish communal professionals to help them increase their impact and maximize their potential.

Micol is an ICF credentialed executive coach, certified Group Development Questionnaire consultant, and certified Immunity to Change™ Facilitator. Prior to her time at HUC-JIR, 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. Micol has also served as the National Director of NFTY, 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.

Micol is an alum of the Generation Now Fellowship through The Jewish Education Project, and a current fellow in the Educational Leadership Program through the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. 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. She lives in Natick, MA with her husband Rabbi Danny Burkeman and their two children, Gabriella and Benjamin.