Meet our community's Builders of Jewish Education:
To me, a builder provides support, creates the underpinnings so that something can move into the future. A builder can also help broaden something that already exists. Being a Builder of Jewish education is all about the future, providing support for the next generation. The way I see it, if we don’t have Jews that are educated, we’re not going to have Jews, period.
Associate Director, URJ 6 Points Sports Academy
Former BJE Graduate Student Intern
Director, Center for Youth Engagement, Stephen Wise Temple
I believe that today, authentic Jewish educational experiences cannot happen in a vacuum like they used to. There has to be collaboration across institutions. We have to engage students and they have to be at the center to make learning relevant to them – starting with young students, all the way through high school.