Jenni Mangel believes passionately that Jewish education positively impacts the Jewish identity of children and their families. Her work reflects a commitment to connecting learning, community involvement, and leadership with personal and spiritual development. While she has been engaged in Jewish education since 1993, her work has focused on professional development, program design, and evaluation since 2006.
Jenni is a proud alumna of Mills College (MA, Educational Leadership) and the University of California Santa Cruz (BA, History; Minor, Education). Her academic work as an undergrad centered immigrant rights in France and multi-cultural education; in grad school she explored service learning as a tool for identity formation of college students.
When not engaged in teaching and learning, Jenni loves to be outside in her garden with her husband, two children and dog; to make greeting cards; and to connect with family and friends.