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Meet our community's Builders of Jewish Education:

Jessie Downey, Director of Jewish Education, University Synagogue and Coordinator of BJE's Religious School Directors' Network
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Director of Jewish Education, University Synagogue and Coordinator of BJE’s Religious School Directors’ Network 

May 25, 2016
Metuka Benjamin - President, Milken Community Schools
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I didn’t become an educator, I was born one. When I was doing student teaching the principal told my parents “she is a born teacher.” My motivation for being an educator stems from my core being! 

May 18, 2016
Dr. Bruce Powell - Head of School de Toledo High School
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“A Builder must understand how Judaism and Jewish values make a vital contribution to who we are as Americans…”

Dr. Bruce Powell
Head of School, de Toledo High School

May 08, 2016
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I think what is most important to me is making sure that Jewish education is available to any family who wants it. Whether it’s religious school, day school, summer camp, or something else, it’s all about making sure we continue to offer Jewish kids great experiences in Jewish environments. That’s how they’ll become active participants in Jewish life as adults.

May 04, 2016


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