Guest Scholar – Susan Werk, Education Director, Congregation Agudath Israel, W. Caldwell, NJ
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
10:00 AM SHABBAT SERVICE
12 PM LUNCH AND LEARN with Susan Werk : “Balak –“To Curse or to Praise, That is the Question”
Susan is a graduate of The State University of New York at Oneonta. Susan received her Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). Having held leadership roles in the Jewish Education Association’s Principals Forum, the Conservative movement’s Jewish Educational Assembly, and the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, Susan took a giant step forward when she received national recognition by winning the most prestigious Covenanr Award in 2008, for excellence in Jewish Education. . In November 2015 she received an honorary Doctor of Pedagogy degree at an academic convocation at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She also won the JEA’s Hoffman Award for her creative G-d curriculum and the Leo Brody Jewish Communal Service Award for professional excellence given by the New Jersey Association of Jewish Communal Service. She also received the Camp Ramah in the Berkshires’ Ramah Award in 1998.