Kim Bodemer

kim headshotKim Bodemer considers herself a lifelong learner…gaining wisdom from both formal and informal sources. Kim grew up in Brockton, where her formal Jewish education at Temple Israel, in conjunction with her family’s home observance, helped to shape her love of Jewish learning and Jewish life. She attended Hofstra University, studying education and psychology, and was involved in leadership of the university’s Hillel chapter.

Kim spent the early part of her career working as part of the Boston University/Chelsea Partnership and gained a strong appreciation for diversity both in culture and learning. It was her experience in this inner-city setting that motivated Kim to begin exploring and experimenting with differentiated instruction and experiential learning to meet the needs of her diverse student population.

Kim has used the lessons gleaned from her public school experience in her work with Jewish education. She has worked in a variety of Jewish learning settings and with a variety of age groups from preschool through high school. Her passion for Jewish learning and life has led her to focus her energy on creating innovative educational models, and she was the recipient of the “Innovators in Education” award for her work with intergenerational learning from the Legacy Heritage Foundation.

Kim has worked in partnership with the Combined Jewish Philanthropies as part of their Innovation in Education initiative and has created the SULAM program for TCS – an initiative that offers meaningful, enriching and exceptional educational opportunities for ALL members of the temple community.

Kim earned her Master of Art in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion and continues her learning through conferences, seminars and other professional development opportunities.

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