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Rabbi Sarah Tasman is the founder of the Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity which offers in-person and online opportunities for those seeking meaningful, accessible, and personalized Jewish learning, community classes & gatherings, spiritual coaching and rabbinic support. Programs and events incorporate various modalities of expression and engagement with Jewish practice and creative expression. Rabbi Sarah is a dynamic and creative educator, spiritual leader and life cycle officiant based in Washington, DC and is a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow. Previously, Rabbi Sarah was the InterfaithFamily/DC founding director, serving the needs of interfaith couples and families throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. She has also served as Senior Jewish Educator at Maryland Hillel and has taught at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Adas Israel Congregation and many area organizations. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in 2012. She also holds a master of Jewish Education and a certificate of non-profit management.

Interim Director of NEXT, Director of Educational Technology

Emily Aronoff Teck, Ed.D. is a progressive educator who seeks to increase and improve the ways that the Jewish community invites young children children and families to explore, discover, and celebrate joyful Judaism. Offering a unique combination of experience, knowledge, and creativity, her work includes the creation and facilitation of programs for young children and families as well as the provision of support to clergy and teacher education for leaders working with young children. She is the founding director of the world’s largest searchable database of Jewish educational resources, www.JewishLearningMatters.com and launched a music & movement program for 0-3 year olds and their grown-ups when she became a mom, www.JewishFamilyJams.com. Emily studied at Brandeis University and in Israel before graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Jewish Studies. Emily was awarded the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education in 2010.In 2012, Emily received a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Music from Florida Atlantic University. She earned an Ed.D. in Jewish Education from Gratz College in 2018. She has written and recorded 5 albums of music and was featured on two PJ Library song compilations.Learn more about her approach to facilitating and supporting musical, meaningful, memorable programs that invite children and families to engage in joyful Judaism: www.MissEmilyCelebrates.com you can also learn more through this animated resume.

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