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  • Dana Sheanin


    Dana Sheanin is Jewish LearningWorks' first female Chief Executive Officer. She is…

  • Kathy Schwartz


    Kathy Schwartz has been a career congregational educator, the Associate Director for…

  • Jenni Mangel


    Jenni Mangel believes passionately that Jewish education positively impacts the Jewish identity…

  • Ellen Lefkowitz


    Ellen holds a Joint Master’s degree in Jewish Education and Jewish Non-profit…

  • Liora Brosbe


    A Bay Area native, Liora has worked as a Jewish communal professional…

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    Liliana is a marketing and non-profit professional who enjoys approaching her work…

  • Magna Elmendorf

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    Magna joined the Jewish LearningWorks team in 2014 in the role of…

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    Adeena joined the Jewish Learning Works team after working in environmental education…

Hazkarah: Special Kavod to Our Former Colleagues

Their teaching touched thousands in our community, helped us grow and love deeper than we could ever imagine, and both left us too early.

Rachel Brodie z”l

Rachel Brodie’s body of work as an author, visionary and teacher is unforgettable. Her sparkle, her commitment to Jewish text, and her laugh remain with us always.

Read more about Rachel’s contributions, and a small sample of her Torah.

Ilan Vitemberg z”l

Teacher, storyteller, role-model, cultural critic, curriculum developer, human rights activist, performance artist; Ilan’s life was his art and his curriculum. In his teaching and in his life, he approached it all with passion.

Read more about Ilan, and his unquenchable pursuit of justice and joy.

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