As the CJL’s Director of Education, I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to engage Jewish students of all backgrounds in diverse, intellectual exploration of Judaism in ways that are personally relevant to them. I am proud that CJL provides opportunities for every student to gain Jewish knowledge, so that their Jewish education at Princeton can keep pace with their overall intellectual and personal development.
I have taught students in the classroom and in the woods, on campus and in DC, in Metro Detroit and on the beach in Israel. Our education is experiential and focuses on building relationships between students that last beyond the duration of the semester. I don’t do it alone! We have a staff of 6 educators, plus many classes that are taught by students for their peers.
Education is key to empowerment, and I have seen the lasting impact of our educational programs on students who become more confident and connected to being Jewish. They continue to learn, take on leadership positions, and leave Princeton excited to find their next Jewish community. I want to ensure that future generations of Jewish students at Princeton have the same opportunities.