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Kol Haverim names new director of congregational learning

Rabbi Sarah Gershuny

GLASTONBURY – Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny has been appointed director of congregational learning of Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury native of London, England, Gershuny has relocated to Glastonbury from Boston, where she recently received her ordination from the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, a trans-denominational institution from which she also received her Masters in Jewish education.
“I’m thrilled to be taking on this position. Kol Haverim is such a warm and welcoming community. With 170 students enrolled for the coming year, I’m busy making sure our religious school is well-organized, fun, welcoming, and able to provide every single student with a meaningful Jewish education. We have a great faculty lined up, and a curriculum that just keeps getting better and better,” she said.
At the same time, Gershuny is preparing a broad range of programs geared for adults.
”I’m really excited about the potential for adult ed in our community. Our ‘Spiritual Preparation for the High Holidays’ series, which will start in mid-September, will feature art-making, music, movement, writing, text-study, and discussion groups. There’s a lot of thirst among the adults here to sink their teeth into satisfying learning. Whether they’re the parents of young children, empty-nesters, singles, the parents of b’nai mitzvah, or seniors looking for meaningful study, there are a lot of people who are longing for a richer and deeper Jewish education than they necessarily had growing up. It’s my job to help them access it.”

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