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Rabbi Erin Hirsh

Director, NEXT Professional Learning for Supplementary School Teachers


Rabbi Erin Hirsh is a nationally-known Jewish educator who has worked with Reform, Conservative, Renewal, Secular and Reconstructionist communities throughout North America. A graduate of Vassar College and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Rabbi Hirsh has dedicated her rabbinate to ensuring that Jewish education is engaging, relevant and meaningful for everyone involved.

Rabbi Hirsh directed two congregational schools in the greater Philadelphia area over a period of eleven years. In addition to school and congregational environments, she has taught and worked in informal Jewish settings such as overnight camps and youth groups. Most recently, she served as Director of Education for the Reconstructionist Movement. In that capacity, she trained and mentored dozens of rabbis, Jewish educators, and communal leaders. Rabbi Hirsh also writes both formal and experiential curricula for elementary age children, teens, families and adults.