Kim Bodemer

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Kim Bodemer has been part of the Temple Chayai Shalom (TCS) team since 2009 and has been working to meet the evolving needs of our diverse learners ever since. Kim has been called a “serial innovator” by colleagues who note her commitment for making Jewish learning accessible, interesting and relevant for the 21st century.

Under Kim’s leadership and the support of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), Temple Chayai Shalom embarked on a process to transform their traditional supplementary school to meet the needs of today’s busy families. Education at TCS is now known as SULAM (the Hebrew word for ladder) – a Source for Understanding, Learning And Meaning. SULAM blends high quality education, depth of learning, opportunities for meaningful sharing and flexibility.

Kim has also led the charge to reimagine post b’nai mitzvah/teen engagement that has led to the formation of our Teen Oasis offerings. This out-of-the-box approach meets teens where they are inviting affiliated, unaffiliated and differently affiliated teens to connect, explore, learn and travel together.

Kim earned here BA from Hofstra University majoring in Elementary Education and Psychology and her MARE form Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. She continues her learning through conferences, seminars and other professional development opportunities.

Kim, her husband Brian and three daughters live in Taunton, MA.

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