Jonathan Kessler

ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth Director of Education Shara Siegfeld will hold a conversation with pro-Israel advocate Jonathan Kessler as part of its ‘lunch and learn’ series on “The Changing Face of Education – Superstars with Connections to Albany” on Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Kessler has devoted his professional life to preparing Jewish leaders for the future. For the past 18 years, Kessler has been a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) senior staff. He previously served as leadership development director, responsible for the growth and oversight of AIPAC’s acclaimed campus efforts and their positioning within the larger pro-Israel political movement.

The ‘Lunch and Learn’ will be available virtually through the temple website at It will also be archived on the congregation’s live stream page. Deb Sokoler at can provide details.