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New Cohort of Educational Leaders

New Cohort of Educational Leaders

Welcome to the newest cohort of the Certificate in Jewish Leadership for Educators

We are pleased to welcome the newest educators' cohort of the Certificate in Jewish Leadership, presented by Spertus Institute in partnership with Northwestern University!

Together, these educational leaders—from Jewish institutions and organizations across the United States—will be learning to collaborate across institutions, communicate their educational visions, and lead through times of change.

Rabbi Dr. Gavriel Brown (bottom row, center)
Assistant Dean
Ida Crown Jewish Academy
Skokie, IL

Daniella Elyashar (top row, center)
Assistant Director
Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
Chicago, IL

Gon Erez (top, second from right)
Program Director
JCC of Greater Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Amy Golding (top right)
Head of School
Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
Allentown, PA

Nancy Seifert Gorod (bottom left)
Director of Congregational Learning
Congregation Shearith Israel
Atlanta, GA

Gail Greenberg (top left)
Director of Education
Temple Emanu-El and Congregation Beth Shalom
Oak Park, MI

Erica Quamily (bottom row, second from left)
Religious School and Youth Director
Temple Sinai
Norwalk, CT

Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez (lower right)
Director of Family Education and Engagement
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Tamar Shames (top row, second from left)
Director of Professional Development
REACH Chicago
Skokie, IL

Lina Shuster (bottom row, second from right)
Executive Director
Academies at Gerrard Berman Day Schools
Kinnelon, NY

The application period is open for the next Certificate in Jewish Leadership cohort, which begins in November 2022. Learn more > 



Tuesday, February 22, 2022