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Our Education Team

Contact us using our emails below. You can also email us at EdDept@adasisrael.org.
 

 

Rabbi Kerrith Solomon, Director of Education

Rabbi.Solomon@adasisrael.org

Rabbi Kerrith Solomon (she/her), Director of Education, joined Adas Israel as Director of Education in the summer of 2014, overseeing and directing all aspects of congregational education for members age 0-18, and their families. She has a rich and varied background in education and Jewish learning and her educational practice and philosophy is based on her experiences working in synagogues, day schools, camps, campus, Federation and Israel. She previously served as Senior Jewish Educator at Tufts University Hillel and Director of Teen Programming and Family Life Educator at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in New York and has worked in a variety of other formal and informal settings. Kerrith completed the Hartman-Hillel iEngage Fellowship for Campus leaders and is currently a participant in the second Senior Educators Cohort of M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education. She enjoys sharing her learning with the Adas community.

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Leilah Mooney Joseph, Director of Schools, K-12

Leilah.Mooney.Joseph@adasisrael.org

Leilah Mooney Joseph(she/her), a seasoned nonprofit manager and education advocate, most recently served as Senior Director of Communications at Hillel International, where she led both external and internal communications, managing Hillel’s public voice and supporting the work of Hillel professionals and students at more than 850 colleges and universities around the world. She also previously led communications for the Institute of Educational Leadership and worked in communications and educational policy roles with the American Federation of Teachers. Leilah is a graduate of Barnard College and earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from The George Washington University. A Cincinnati native and the daughter and granddaughter of teachers, Leilah lives in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood of DC with her husband David, and their sons Tom, Elijah, and Ronan.

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Lisa Huberman, Assistant Director of Schools, K-12

lisa.huberman@adasisrael.org

Lisa Huberman (she/they) is an educator, activist, and artist originally from Ohio who has spent the last decade creating ritual and building community in New York City.  Before coming to Adas, they taught at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, and have also taught at Rutgers University, Plaza College, and the CUNY Start Program. They have developed programming for communities from the Wandering Jews of Astoria, Moishe House, Malkhut Queens, The Free Synagogue of Flushing, and FED.  They served as an artist-in-residence at the Mission to (dit)Mars Playwriting Group and have showcased their work at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company, Access Theatre, Project Y, The Brick and Dixon Place, among others.  Their Jewish community storytelling project "Foods That Feel Like Home" was the recipient of a Queens Council on the Arts New Works Grant and their play "Fiddlers" was a semi-finalist for the O'Neill National Playwriting Conference.  They have published essays in Hey Alma and Tor.com. In 2021 Lisa received a Maggid Ordination from Havurah Shir Hadash in Ashland, Oregon, and they studied with SVARA, Drisha, National Havurah Institute, and the Kesher Hadash Semester in Israel Program with the Jewish Theological Seminary. 

 

 

Lindsay Kagin, Director of Youth and Family Programs

Lindsay.Kagin@adasisrael.org

Lindsay Kagin (she/her) lives in Washington DC with her husband and two children. She grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended Michigan State University, achieving a bachelors in International Relations. Shortly after graduating, she found a new passion in teaching and went on to achieve a Masters in Special Education from American University and taught students in both private school and the DC Public School system for seven years. Since leaving full-time teaching, she has volunteered her time to work on Jewish programming for children at Kesher Israel and most recently worked as the Director of Jewish Family Engagement at the Edlavitch DC JCC.

 

 

Lizzie Mintz, Education Department Administrator

eddept@adasisrael.org

Lizzie Mintz (she/her/hers) joined Adas Israel in the summer of 2023. She is thrilled to collaborate with the education department and the whole Adas team to serve our diverse family community. Previously, Lizzie worked for Metro Chicago Hillel, where she led Hillel programs at Loyola University Chicago and for students across Chicago. Before joining MCH, she interned for organizations such as Hillel International and Brady: United Against Gun Violence. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from the George Washington University. Lizzie lives in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of D.C. and can likely be found exploring new coffee shops and plant stores across the city.

 
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