I am delighted to announce that David Cohen will be joining our Shlenker Administrative Team as the Director of Jewish Learning for the 2017-2018 school year. David will be on the Shlenker staff beginning July 1, 2017! Mr. Cohen is currently the Director of Congregational Learning at Temple Sinai Congregation in Toronto, Ontario. He is a native Bostonian and is looking forward to coming to our warm climate and great city, synagogue, and school. David has been involved in directing all aspects of Pre-K -12 programming as well as adult education programming in his current position at Temple Sinai. He is currently supervising a full time pre-school director, full time education office manager, part-time program coordinator, part-time Hebrew coordinator, an assistant pre-school director and over twenty part-time teachers. David currently manages a half-million dollar budget that includes securing grants and direct gifts. Additionally, Mr. Cohen collaborates with the local federation, the local Reform Educators Council, and partners with numerous agencies and synagogues to create community programming and strategic initiatives. He also engages with non- Jewish organizations on inter-faith, inter-cultural, and social justice related issues. Additional work experiences for David include work with the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia where he directed Israel Advocacy initiatives. David also served as a public school teacher for eight years, was an Associate Director for the Anti-Defamation League of Boston MA, and has served as a non-profit consultant, helping to guide many boards and agency leaders in strategic planning, communications, and community outreach. We look forward to having Mr. Cohen interfacing with the Beth Israel clergy for services, learning opportunities, and collaboration across the campus We are fortunate to have David Cohen join the Shlenker staff for next year and look forward to some new, exciting opportunities in our Hebrew and Jewish Learning classes and offerings!