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Our Education Team

Contact us using our emails below or in the Religious School office at (202) 362-4449.
 

 

Rabbi Kerrith Solomon, Director of Education

Rabbi.Solomon@adasisrael.org

Rabbi Kerrith Solomon, 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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Pamela Gorin, Assistant Director of Education

Pamela.Gorin@adasisrael.org

Pamela Gorin has extensive experience in Jewish education, first as a teacher in both religious and early childhood education and then as an early childhood director. Passionately engaged in the Jewish education of children, she is also equally passionate about strengthening the skills of teachers and has presented workshops both nationally and locally—at the National Association for the Education of Young Children and at the early childhood conference through the Department of Jewish Life and Learning. She loves that her position at Adas allows her the opportunity to work with students, parents and teachers as well as the time to deeply engage in planning professional development and curriculum.

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Tessa Rudnick, Youth Programming Educator

Tessa.Rudnick@adasisrael.org

Tessa Rudnick came to Adas Israel after graduating with a degree in Women's Studies, beginning her work here as an Education Fellow. She has worked as an educator in many Jewish settings, from early childhood, to summer camp, to community centers. She loves the opportunity to create rich and meaningful programming for the students at Adas as well as support their growth and Jewish development.

 

 

Rory Doehring, Education Department Operations Manager

Rory.Doehring@adasisrael.org

Before joining the Adas Israel Education Team, Rory worked in nonprofit communications in downtown DC. He holds degrees in history and communication and has been engaged in education since first serving as a peer teacher during his undergraduate studies. He has led youth programming in a variety of settings, from classroom support to summer camp to college instruction. Rory is excited to be a part of Adas, where he can bring together his communications and teaching experiences to serve the Jewish community. He loves that working at Adas offers the opportunity to explore new tools and experiences in support of our students and families.

 
Wed, October 28 2020 10 Cheshvan 5781