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Dir of Youth Engagement

06/20/2022 03:31:57 PM


We are excited to announce that Jay Ascher is joining the Temple Israel staff in July!  Jay is from Maplewood, NJ, and is a recent graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a B.A. in Film and Media Studies and a B.A. in Theater. In high school Jay was president of his temple‚Äôs youth group, and in college he was on the executive board and general board of Hillel and a peer educator for various DEI and educational organizations. Jay has previously worked as the Director of Media and Assistant Campus Head at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac. He also worked alongside the Programming Director at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, NJ, to create programs for children and teens. In his free time, Jay can be found creating short films, reading, watching awful romantic comedies and exploring nature. He is excited to join the Temple Israel family! Rabbi Berezin said she is delighted that Jay will be joining our Temple Israel team: "Jay is passionate, engaging, warm and deeply committed to creating meaningful experiences for our youth and teen communities. I am excited to see how he and Jennie Gates Beckman, our new Director of Education, will partner in growing our vision for youth engagement in the coming months! Please join me in welcoming Jay to our Temple Israel family!"

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