ALBANY–Shara Siegfeld will lead two Beth Emeth Lunch and Learns on Wednesdays, April 5, and 26, at noon at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Her topic will be, “Israel: The Good, Bad & the Ugly.” She will explore the challenge of having unconditional love for Israel in an open discussion with those attending. This program is free and open to the community. Those attending are asked to bring their own lunches. Beverages and dessert will be provided.
Siegfeld is the education director of the Einhorn Center for Jewish Education as of May 2013.
For 15 years prior to starting at Beth Emeth, she taught middle school Judaics, implemented new curriculum and mentored teaching staff at the Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy, where she also oversaw faculty contract negotiations and managed faculty financials. At Congregation Ohav Shalom she taught fourth grade curriculum. At Temple Israel she taught high school Hebrew, local Jewish history and a preparatory course for Hebrew SAT 2 exams. She was also the director of its Midrasha High School Program.
At Camp Ramah New England during the summer of 2012 she was the director of the Hebrew Immersion Cafe and taught all levels of Judaic studies, worked on curriculum development and was an educator of children with special needs. Since the summer of 2013, Siegfeld has worked as director of education at Ramah.
Siegfeld has a bachelor’s degree in Jewish philosophy and has begun a master’s degree program in administration.
She is the daughter of Mel and Jane Waldman and is a native of this area. She and her husband, David reside in Loudonville and are the parents of four children.
Deb Sokoler –at email@example.com or 436-9761, ext. 230 can provide details.