Jennifer Kleinbaum, Limmud Principal

Jennifer Kleinbaum (she/her) brings over two decades of work in education, a love of children, and non-profit management to CBST. 

She previously worked as the Executive Director of Tenafly Nature Center, with the Audubon Society of Florida, and Long Island Aquarium. She has degrees in Marine Biology (Cornell), Educational Technology (LIU), and Fundraising (NYU).

Jennifer is committed to the CBST mission. Since attending her first service as a teenager, she has been drawn to our community’s emanation of love for one another. At Bethune Street, Jennifer worked with the development team in membership, yortzeits, and coordinated the move of our memorial walls to our new home on 30th. She then became a Limmud Teacher and traveled with our families with children to Israel and our teens to study advocacy in DC.

Jennifer brings her enthusiasm of teaching and experience building organizational capacity and developing education programs for emergent institutions to her role as Principal. On Shabbat mornings, Jennifer brings, from NJ, her 5th grader to Limmud, her spouse to services, and sometimes her pet snake to make Torah lessons super fun and memorable.

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