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Sue Bojdak served as Director of Education at Temple Sinai for ten years. She is a familiar face to Sha’ar Zahav, serving five years as the Director of Children’s and Family Education from 2001-2006. Sue completed her BA at the State University of NY at Stony Brook with a major in Religious Studies. She spent her junior year at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and earned her MA in Divinity from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. Sue also holds an Adult Education Credential from the State of California.
You can learn more about Sue in the “Our Staff” section of our website.
Sha’ar Zahav offers families an innovative education program that emphasizes the positive power of diversity and affirms the special worth of every person and every family. Our school’s first teacher, Phyllis Mintzer (z’’l), believed that every person and every word contained sparks of holiness. Beit Sefer Phyllis Mintzer (BSPM — beit sefer means school) is guided by her spirit.
Because we believe that our community is strengthened when we bring our full selves to everything we do, we integrate our children’s education into the mainstream of synagogue life. We say that the children of the synagogue are all our children, and we encourage adults — both parents and those who are not parents — to participate in the classroom.
Weekly, we provide children K-7th grade with a Jewish education that includes Torah, ethics, ritual, Hebrew, history and Israel with an emphasis on Jewish diversity and social justice in an LGBT/queer-positive community.
We would like our school to be accessible to those with chemical sensitivities and allergies, and therefore support a Fragrance-Free Environment.
Please contact Rabbi Copeland at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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