Faculty

Margie Bogdanow Margie Bogdanow
Margie Bogdanow currently serves as a national youth specialist for the Union for Reform Judaism and as a consultant to the Youth Educator Initiative of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. She co-founded and served as co-executive director of Parenting Resource Associates in Lexington, Mass. Bogdanow holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian language and literature from Brandeis University and an MSW from Simmons College.
Sabrina Burger Sabrina Burger
Sabrina Burger has lived in Israel for 12 years, where she studied English literature and linguistics at Hebrew University and attended the Bezalel School of Art and Design. She studied rabbinic texts and Hasidic philosophy at the Nishmat Center for Advanced Torah Studies and Midreshet Bat Ayin. Burger has taught for Ikkarim, Pathways, Ma'ayan and in private classes, where she integrates Torah, art and parenting skills.
shari churwin
Shari Churwin, MJEd
Shari Churwin has worked for more than 17 years in many capacities at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Mass., most recently as education director. She holds a Master of Jewish Education and a certificate in Jewish family education from Hebrew College. Churwin and her husband, Mike, have three daughters.
Sharon Clevenger Rabbi Sharon Clevenger
Rabbi Sharon Clevenger is the middle-school rabbi at the Rashi School in Dedham, Mass. She previously served as associate rabbi at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, Mass., where she taught numerous adult-learning classes. Clevenger is married and the mother of two young daughters.
Dayanim Behzad Dayanim
Behzad Dayanim has been involved in Jewish education for 18 years. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and Brandeis University, he earned his MBA and MA through the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Hornstein Program for Jewish Communal Leadership. Behzad has dedicated himself to the Jewish community, serving as a youth director and family educator, and has designed numerous informal-education programs. He is a seasoned artist and musician and has performed throughout the world.  
Judy Elkin Judy Elkin
Judy Elkin is a long-time Jewish educator and a certified personal and professional coach, working with individuals, couples and professional teams. As a Jewish educator, she has worked with adolescents, parents, parent educators, teachers and graduate students, and was the founding director of Ramah Family Camp. Learn more about Elkin at her website.
Linna Ettinger Linna Ettinger, MJEd'12
Linna Ettinger has worked in the field of early-childhood education as well as in software engineering. She has completed the Me'ah program of Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Hebrew College, as well as the Me'ah Graduate Institute, where she earned a Certificate of Studies in Jewish Thought and Spirituality. Ettinger holds a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
Roselyn Farren Roselyn Farren
Roselyn Farren is an English teacher and Maimonides School in Brookline, Mass., and former executive director of Ma'ayan: Torah Studies Initiative for Women. She holds doctorate in English literature from Brandeis University and enjoys teaching Jewish texts to teens through senior adults. She enjoys singing and gardening with her husband and three children.
Sally Finestone Rabbi Sally Finestone
Rabbi Sally Finestone has led congregation Or Atid in Wayland, Mass., since 1998 and was among the first group of female rabbis to be ordained, in 1982 from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. She holds a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School, where she is currently the denominational counselor for Jewish students.
Marjorie Freiman Marjorie Freiman, MJEd
Marjorie Freiman has worked in Jewish education in Boston for 15 years and has taught children and adults of all ages. She currently serves as associate director of the Leadership in Adult Learning program at Hebrew College. Freiman is the adult-learning co-chair at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, Mass., and is active in adult-learning and caring-community programs. She holds a master's degree in Jewish education and a certificate in family education from Hebrew College. 
Glickman Bonnie Glickman
Bonnie Glickman consults with teachers, families, schools and employers. She has worked as a classroom teacher, special-education teacher, curriculum developer, school counselor and private consultant. She founded and administered a school for high-school dropouts in Montreal, which won an award from the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Glickman holds master's degrees in reading instruction and special education from McGill University and a master’s in counseling from the University of Vermont. 
Goodman Laila Goodman
Laila Goodman has been teaching biology for more than 25 years, first as a public-school teacher and for most of her career in independent schools. Since 2005, she has taught biology at Gann Academy, a Jewish high school in Waltham, Mass., where she also currently serves as dean of students. Goodman leads a liberal minyan and a meditation group and teaches tefillah at the religious school of Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester, Mass. She holds a Master of Education in science education from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.  
Harris Cheryl Harris
Cheryl Harris has worked for the past 20 years as a school psychologist at Sharon (Mass.) High School. Prior to that, she worked for eight years as a teacher of students with learning disabilities at The Ramaz School in New York City. Harris holds a bachelor's degree in English from Barnard College and three master's degree — an M.A. in remedial reading, an Ed.M. in learning disabilities and an Ed.M. in school psychology — from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Steven Jablow
Steven Jablow will begin his final year of Rabbinical School at Hebrew College in the 2014-15 academic year. He is an experienced Jewish Educator with over 25 years spent teaching in formal and informal settings, with students from grammar school through adult education. He is currently the Jewish Chaplain/Hillel Rabbi of Bryant University in Rhode Island and will also be the rabbinic intern at the Jewish Discovery Institute.

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Rabbi David Jaffe
Rabbi David Jaffe is the school chaplain at Gann Academy: The New Jewish High School and the founder and dean of The Kirva Institute for Torah and Spiritual Practice. A graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work and the Jewish Theological Seminary Communal Service program, Jaffe received his rabbinic ordination from the Bat Ayin Yeshiva in Israel. He is a veteran Ikkarim instructor and has taught widely throughout the Boston community.
Jungreis Katherine Jungreis
Katherine Jungreis, a licensed social worker, teaches at the Simmons School of Social Work and has been in private practice for more than 30 years. She also does consulting work and has taught in interdisciplinary programs exploring the relationship between religion and psychology at such institutions as Boston College, Boston University and Hebrew College. Jungreis holds a bachelor's degree from Barnard College, a Master of Social Work from Smith College and a doctorate from Simmons College.  
Keller Carolyn Keller
Carolyn Keller is an educational consultant and founding head of the MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham, Mass. She has also served as director of the Commission on Jewish Continuity and Education of Combined Jewish Philanthropies. A Jerusalem Fellow, Keller has received numerous awards from the Jewish
community, including the S’fatai Tiftakh and Sidney Hillson Educational Awards from Hebrew College, the Keter Torah Award for Excellence in Jewish Education from the Bureau of Jewish Education and the Bernard Reisman Professional Excellence Award from Brandeis University. She holds a master's in contemporary Jewish studies and education from Brandeis University and certification from the Harvard University Principal Center.
Daniel Liben Rabbi Daniel Liben
Rabbi Daniel Liben received his rabbinic ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1983 and has served as the spiritual leader of Temple Israel in Natick, Mass., since 1991. A prolific teacher, he is a recipient of the Bureau of Jewish Education's Keter Torah Award for his work in family education.
Natan Margalit Rabbi Natan Margalit
Natan Margalit studied anthropology at Reed College in Portland, Ore. He received rabbinic ordination at The Jerusalem Seminary in 1990 and earned a Ph.D. in Talmud from the University of California, Berkeley. He is spiritual leader of The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life, in western Connecticut, and visiting rabbi at Congregation Adas Yoshuron, in Rockville, Maine.
Jacob Meskin Jacob Meskin
Jacob Meskin is academic director of the Me'ah and Ikkarim programs and an assistant professor of Jewish thought and education at Hebrew College. He received a Ph.D. from Princeton University and has taught at Rutgers University, Princeton University, Yeshiva University and Williams College. He is one of the co-authors of the Ikkarim curriculum, and both trains faculty for and teaches in the Me'ah program.

Marcia Plumb

Rabbi Marcia R. Plumb
Marcia R. Plumb has taught adult-education courses for more than 20 years and is the former director of the spiritual formation program at Leo Baeck College in London. She led a Parents Coping with Adolescents group for three years and created and led a national program for adolescents across the U.K. Plumb is a trained Mussar teacher and Jewish spiritual guide.
Ken Richmond Cantor Ken Richmond
Ken Richmond has served since 2006 as cantor and family educator at Temple Israel in Natick, Mass. He enjoys leading the congregation in participatory prayer and teaching and learning with students of all ages. Richmond and his wife, Rabbi Shira Shazeer, are klezmer musicians and speak Yiddish with their two sons.
Rabbi Michelle Robinson Rabbi Michelle Robinson
Rabbi Michelle Robinson has made her home at Temple Emanuel of Newton since 1999. She is deeply committed to sharing her love of text study with others and has greatly enjoyed teaching in Hebrew College’s Parenting Through a Jewish Lens program since its inception. She and her husband, Mike, have three children.
Rosenbaum Judith Rosenbaum
Judith Rosenbaum is an educator, historian and writer. She is the former director of public history at the Jewish Women’s Archive, where she developed and directed the organization’s major educational initiatives. Rosenbaum holds a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University and a PhD in American civilization from Brown University. She has taught Jewish studies and women’s studies to adults, college students and high-school students  
Rabbi Benjamin Samuels Rabbi Benjamin Samuels
Rabbi Benjamin Samuels of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah in Newton, Mass., is co-curriculum designer and an educational consultant and instructor for the Ikkarim program at Hebrew College. He received his rabbinic ordination and master’s degree from Yeshiva University and is an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship program. Samuels is a doctoral candidate in science, philosophy and religion at Boston University. He serves on the faculty of Me'ah and Ma'ayan and is a Genesis scholar at Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
Wolfman Rabbi David Wolfman
David S. Wolfman is an expert in conflict resolution and managing organizational change and transition. He is a certified professional coach and mediator with a background as a rabbi and teacher. Wolfman serves as a leader of Taglit / Birthright Israel and as an adjunct faculty member at Gann Academy, a Jewish high school in Waltham, Mass. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. 
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Ronit Ziv-Kreger
Ronit Ziv-Kreger is principal at Ziv-Kreger & Associates and has been serving as a consultant to innovative initiatives in day schools and congregational schools in Israel and the Boston area since 1998. She is a consultant for CJP’s Innovators Community of Practice initiative to help revitalize and reinvent supplementary education in the Boston area. She is a graduate of the Pardes Educators Program and holds a doctorate from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Rabbi Julie Zupan Rabbi Julie Zupan
Rabbi Julie Zupan attended Tufts University for her undergraduate degree and received ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 1999. She has served as a congregational rabbi and as an elder care chaplain and currently serves as the Jewish family educator for the Early Learning Centers of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston.