Board Reflections

"Who is wise? One who learns from every person... Who is honorable? Those who honor their fellow human beings.” - Pirkei Avot

The Jewish Education Project is honored and inspired by the wisdom, leadership and dedication of our Board of Directors. Meet some of our board members and learn about how their diverse Jewish backgrounds led them to The Jewish Education Project.



Karen Everett

"Jewish education is a critical component of keeping our children in the Tribe. BUT that education has to be engaging and appealing to be successful. It has to change with the times and meet our children where they are."



Lois Kohn-Claar

"Above all else, shouldn’t Jewish education teach our next generation to understand our rich history and to foster ahavat Yisrael, while respecting our different perspectives?"




Abbie Pappas

"Jewish camps, Jewish day schools, Jewish youth groups - I had the good fortune to grow up within these institutions. But so did my friends who have drifted away from their Judaism."



Martin Werber

"We need to teach them about the joys and obligations of being part of the Jewish community. We need to engage them in a Judaism that is exciting and compelling."