Our Education Team

Under the guidance of passionate, caring, and creative Jewish educators, the VOS JEWELS program provides children with a rich curriculum, based in Jewish values and ethics.

Carla Adivi 

VOS JEWELS Director

of Lifelong Learning

cadivi@vosla.org

Julie Blair
Assistant Program Director
& VOS JEWELS Educator
3rd – 6th-grade
julie@vosla.org
Judy Gaffin
VOS JEWELS Educator
2-4 year olds
Kindergarten – 3rd-grade
judy@vosla.org
Raya Kaufman
VOS JEWELS Educator
3rd – 6th-grade 
raya@vosla.org
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Betty Zonshine
VOS JEWELS Hebrew Educator
3rd – 6th-grade
betty@vosla.org
"My son enjoys the low-key learning approach and feels like part of a community. Families work together, the instructors are carefully chosen and monitored, and the entire program is beautifully conceived and run." 
— VOS JEWELS Parent

Our JEWELS Leadership

VOS JEWELS Eleanor & Herbert Kraft School for Jewish Education is under the direction of a leadership team, a staff of devoted Jewish educators, and a dedicated board of directors.

 

Carla Adivi

VOS JEWELS Director of Lifelong Learning

 

Rabbi Ron Li-Paz

 

The VOS JEWELS Education Board of Directors, listed below, is comprised of educators, therapists, attorneys, business owners, and parents.

The Board of Directors meets monthly to provide guidance on strategic planning, policy making, programming, and to ensure a high level of integrity and fiscal responsibility.

Laurie Eisenberg

Laurie Goldey

Denise Helfstein

Kiyomi Kowalski

Bonita Kraft

Michael Magasinn

Larry Rudner

VOS JEWELS Eleanor & Herbert Kraft School for Jewish Education

is in partnership with the following organizations:

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