SHEVET Faculty

The following individuals represent the Shevet faculty.  To download our full bios and contact information, click here.


Shariee Calderone
The Jewish Education Project – Program Manager, Early Childhood and Family Engagement




Shellie Dickstein
Current Position: The Jewish Education Project – Director, Department of Early Childhood Education and Family Engagement.





elkin photo   Judy Elkin
Current position: certified coach with a private practice; parenting trainer





Robyn Faintich
Current position: Executive Consultant, JewishGPS; Doctoral student at Northeastern University






Joel Lurie Grishaver
Current positions:  Creative Chair, Torah Aura Productions, Consultant, Consortium for the Jewish Family.
Freelance Talmud Teacher.





Vicky Kelman
Current Position: Retired in 2010 as the director of the Jewish Family Education Project of the BJE,
San Francisco Bay Area.

She is nationally known as a teacher, speaker, coach, cheerleader for family education and innovator as well as the author of many books and programs in the field of Jewish family education.




Debi HeadShot  Debi Mishael
Current Position: Propriet of All Adayim; presenter and trainer






Esther Netter
Current position: CEO, Zimmer Children’s Museum




Nancy Parkes
Current position: Director of Education at Temple Israel Center in White Plains





Rick Recht
Current Positions: Owner at Jewish World Productions, musician, singer/songwriter; Founder and Executive Director of Jewish Rock Radio; national music spokesman for The PJ Library and the Executive Director of Songleader Boot Camp





schein photo  Rabbi Jeffrey Schein
Current Position:  Director of Adolescent Initiative and Special Projects at Jewish Education Center of Cleveland






Lisa Soble Siegmann
Current Position:  Detroit Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education – Associate Director






Rachel Sisk  Rachel Sisk
Current Position: Director, Etzah at American Jewish University





Rachel Stern
Current Position: Institute of Southern Jewish Life – Director of Education






Rabbi Philip Warmflash
Current Position: Executive Director Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education/Jewish Outreach Partnership






joan new pic 2013  Joan Wolchansky
Current Position: Senior Program Director, Central Agency for Jewish Education, St. Louis, MO





Dr. Ron Wolfson
Current Position: Fingerhut Professor of Education, American Jewish University.







The Founding Faculty are those individuals who have been involved with this agency since its original inception.  We would like to thank them and acknowledge the foundation they established for our work today.

  • Janice Alper
  • Harlene Appleman
  • Adrianne Bank
  • Joel Grishaver
  • Jo Kay
  • Joan Kaye
  • Vicky Kelman
  • Esther Netter
  • Susan Shevitz
  • Phil Warmflash
  • Sally Weber
  • Bruce Whizin
  • Shelley Whizin
  • Ron Wolfson

The Alumni Faculty have served the field of Jewish Family Education as a part of this effort and we thank them for their service to the organization at the time of their participation:

  • Ellen Brosbe
  • Ed Feinstein
  • Risa Gruberger
  • Peretz Wolf-Prusan

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