Director of Education: Youth & Families

For Rebecca, Jewish education is a lifelong journey that should be meaningful, challenging, dynamic, and inspiring. She works to weave these ideas throughout our educational programming for our youth. Whether it is with our youngest children in the Kehillah School, or our teens in Chavaya, Rebecca brings her enthusiasm and desire to help our youth connect to Judaism.

Originally from Michigan, Rebecca’s identity and early Jewish experiences were strongly influenced by her family, participation in youth groups, and summers spent at camp. Rebecca earned a B.A. in Journalism and a Specialization in Jewish Studies from Michigan State University, and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Davidson School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Upon graduation from JTS, she served as the Assistant Director of Education at Congregation Habonim in NYC from 2009-2012.

Rebecca is a past fellow of the Leadership Institute: Shaping Congregational Leaders and Learners and Matan Institute for Education Directors, working on a communal approach to helping children with special needs. She is a past participant in the Qushiyot Fellowship: a program dedicated to working with educators and congregations to bring contemporary, meaningful, and relevant Israel curriculum to their programs. Rebecca is currently part of the inaugural Pardes Senior Educator Leadership Fellowship. Rebecca also holds an RJE (Reform Jewish Educator) title from the Association of Reform Jewish Educators.