Director of Education – Sarit T. Ferreira
I was born and raised in Israel, where my family moved between Dimona, a little town in the Negev Desert, to Kibbutz Ginosar (which my grandparents founded) on the shore of Lake Kineret (also known as “Lake of Galilee”). As required of all Israeli citizens, I served in the IDF after graduating from High School as an aerial photos analyst in an Air-Force Intelligence unit. When my service was complete, I moved to Massachusetts to pursue a college degree in education with a second major in art/crafts concentration.
In my work as a Jewish Educator, I love finding new and exciting ways to engage children of all ages in Jewish topics, in thinking about who they are as Jewish people, and in passing on the wonderful values, traditions and customs of our people. I am especially interested in experiential and self-directed learning. I have experience with teaching and guiding staff in Project Based Learning, Torah Godly Play, and incorporating games as a tool for a more relevant and enjoyable Hebrew instruction.
I have been married to David, an Art Director at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, for 21 years. We have two wonderful sons, Ben (18) and Ethan (15) who make me very proud. We live in Attleboro, and have two sweet and cuddly cats named Poppy and Daisy.