Alisha Pedowitz is an experiential Jewish educator whose work revolves around building and fostering community, and utilizing community as a primary means to shape Jewish identity and inspire Jewish learning. She is passionate about helping youth recognize and harness their ability to make a meaningful impact on the world around them. Alisha considers herself lucky to utilize that passion in her role as Teen Experiential Education Specialist at the BJE: Builders of Jewish Education, where she directs Sulam: The Center for Jewish Service Learning. She has worked at Camp Alonim, New Community Jewish High School, Milken Community High School, and was a founding faculty member at Brawerman Elementary School East of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. She is also the founder of Embracing Wholiness, a program for Jewish teens that explores issues of body- and self- image, and identity formation in the context of community, examining how our interactions and relationships within our communities impact our sense of self. Alisha holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management and an MAEd with a concentration in Experiential Education, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She thrives on discovering new and exciting ways to put her passions into practice and inspire others through Jewish education.
Alisha and her husband, Dave, are the proud parents of Itai and Faye.
Alisha may be contact by calling 323-761-8621 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org