Shari has been a part of the Ohabei Shalom staff for over twenty years in many different educational positions including Education Administrator, Youth Educator, and Family Educator. She now serves as our Education Director helping to direct our vision of Jewish Education as we enter the 21st century.
Shari is a proud graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington (Go Hoosiers) with a bachelor’s degree in Jewish Studies and Sociology. She has a master’s degree in Jewish Education and also holds a Certificate in Jewish Family Education from Hebrew College. Shari is a member of the National Association of Temple Educators (NATE) the National Association Education of Young People (NAEYC) and the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ). In January of 2017, Shari was recognized with a prestigious Chai in the Hub award for young adults who are doing amazing things personally and professionally to better Greater Boston’s Jewish community!
Shari has worked at various synagogues in the Boston area as a formal and informal educator for both school-aged children and adults. She has worked in a variety of camp settings and has served as a part of the administration of several camps including Camp Micah and Camp Breakaway, a camp for underprivileged Jewish children. Shari and her husband, Mike, have three beautiful daughters, Hannah, Ashley and Julia.
Shari strives to connect with each child and family in our community to help them deepen their connections to the Ohabei Shalom community and explore ways in which Jewish values can be integrated into our daily lives. Shari is dedicated to creating a learning environment in which children (and their families) can grow to their fullest potential