Board of Advisors Lesley Litman -
Board of Advisor

Lesley Litman has a consulting practice in Jewish education most recently with a focus on Israel education.  She is currently the coordinator of the Executive MA program in Jewish Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. In addition, she is consulting to The iCenter and the BASIS project in San Francisco in the area of curriculum design and professional development.  She is an instructor in the DeLeT program at Brandeis University, working with aspiring Jewish day school teachers.  She was, until August, 2009, the founding Executive Director of the Hebrew at the Center: Advancing Hebrew Teaching and Learning in Boston.  Lesley has extensive experience as a Jewish educator in a wide range of Jewish educational settings including congregations, day schools, informal education and the Reform Movement.  Lesley served as the Director of Congregational Learning at Temple Israel in Boston.  Prior to her work at Temple Israel, she was the Regional Educator for the URJ and the URJ’s national specialist in Hebrew and Day School education.  She was the project coordinator for the Haverim B’ivrit series published by the URJ Press, was one of the two writers of the Torah strand of the URJ CHAI curriculum and authored Hebrew Reading Assessment published by Behrman House.  Lesley was a founding member of Kibbutz Yahel in the Arava where she was the first treasurer and headed up the kibbutz’s search for an industrial project (She learned a lot about tire pressure gauges, at the cost of $0.04/gauge!). She has lived in Israel for 10 years.  Her son is a Yerushalmi by birth and is very proud of it!  Lesley holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College in Boston, was a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow in the mid 1990’s and is a doctoral candidate at The Jewish Theological Seminary. 


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