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 Religious School Director

Dr. Jennifer Newfeld

Jennifer Newfeld started as Beth Sholom’s Religious School Director in the summer of 2022. However, her relationship with this community began in the early 1980’s when she was a student herself. Jennifer grew up in Frederick and was a member of Beth Sholom where she attended the Religious School, became a Bat Mitzvah, and attended Camp Shoresh. Jennifer is also the Jewish Life Chair, as well as a Jewish text and Stem teacher, at the Charles E Smith Jewish Day School. Prior to switching to day school education, she spent 13 years in synagogue educational administration. She is also a curriculum writer and consultant in Jewish education. 

Jennifer holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, Leading and Learning from Northeastern University, an MA. in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Ed. in International Education from George Mason University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Alabama, as well as numerous other certifications.  

Jennifer’s educational passions include experiential education, family education, teacher professional development and the intersection of technology and Jewish education. Jennifer is excited back at Beth Sholom Congregation along with Gavi, her 8 year old son.

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