I am an accomplished educator with demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and direct students while maintaining
high interest and achievement. I am self-motivated and a results-oriented leader, with a strong record of accomplishment,
demonstrated ability in planning, programming, project management, professional development and organization. I am a competent,
poised and articulate communicator, who is able to effectively interact with diverse populations of students at a variety
of academic levels and consistently maintains excellent relations with students, parents, faculty, and administrators.
Spiritual Planning Committee to determine congregation vision and mission.
· Initiated and guided a Tefila Task
Force to articulate a worship vision statement and implemented changes that
made services more spiritually meaningful and participatory.
· Undertook curriculum review of Religious School that resulted in a new spiral curriculum.
· Rebuilt youth program and oversaw
its growth by working with Youth Director and advisors that earned 1993-1994
Chapter of the Year and
doubled enrollment at Central NJ Midrasha.
· Instrumental in obtaining Synagogue
Leadership Initiative grant of $20,000 for Shabbat enhancement and Senior Adult Center grant
of $15,000 to start a
Parent-Child Education Program for pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah students and their
"Tallit and Tefillin Club" supported by Education Director and School
“Field School of Jewish Studies” an innovative, interactive, off-site program
of learning and a B’nai Torah Hebrew High School program resulting in teen
adult education programs that won the 1995-1997 Solomon Schechter Awards.
Parent Education Program and Sheviim Panim curricula as "Master
Teacher" for Bergen County branch of Melton Adult School
and taught Siddur and Contemporary Jewish Ethical Issues curricula for Melton
graduates in post-Melton program.
“Call Shabbat a Delight” Enhancement programs that won the 2003-2005 Gold
Solomon Schechter Awards, increased worship attendance and released CD of music.
leadership training program, Shabbat programs and source books for USY and Kadima
that enhanced knowledge and observance of participants.
senior synagogue professionals, support staff, teachers and youth advisors.
as advisor and resource to Youth Community and student executive committee.
leadership training for youth advisors, scout leaders and students.
Teaching and Consulting:
teaching experience with teens and adults.
youth and adults in leadership and spiritual development.
support groups for grief, cancer and parents of children with disabilities.
Jewish and non-Jewish religious institutions about incorporating children and
adults with special needs and their families into their faith communities.