I think being a Builder of Jewish education is about laying the foundation for others to build on top of. I love the work that I get to do here, working with other educators to provide support, and working with teens.
Meet our community's Builders of Jewish Education:
We always felt Jewish education was important. It started with our oldest child in nursery school. We knew we wanted to choose a place that would help in forming Jewish identity. When it was time to join a temple, we looked for a place with a good, strong religious school. In those days, there were not many day schools, so this was an important decision.
I attended high school at Hamilton Academy of Music, where I played in several bands and the orchestra for theatrical productions. I also played with my mom, dad and brothers in our family band, “The Rolling Steins.” Now my wife has joined the band and we joke that she had to audition to join the family, despite the fact that she is incredibly talented.