Keren SmithKeren brings with her a passion for educating children and connecting them to the rich thought and meaning in Jewish life. She has experience in creating, delivering and managing Jewish educational programs that energize audiences of all ages and aptitudes from preschool through adults, including family education programs. Keren has also served as the Director of Education for Shoreshim, a congregation in Virginia.

Despite her "all American" name, Keren is a Tsabra, or a true blue (and white) Israeli. She was born in Jerusalem and raised in Savyon, a small suburb of Tel-Aviv, until she moved to New Jersey at age 17. She graduated from Rutgers with high honors majoring in both psychology and Judaic Studies. She holds an MBA with a concentration on Organizational Psychology from Zicklin School of Business in New York. Before focusing on Jewish education, Keren worked in training and development in hi-tech. Keren and her family moved to Clayton three years ago from Virginia with her family: her husband, Joshua, their three kids: Jordan, Daniel and Amalia, and their dog, Kipper.

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