After a nationwide search, BJEP’s Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Rabbi Myra Meskin as our new community director.

Rabbi Meskin will draw on her experience to build community and lead our core Brandeis student teaching team, with increased involvement and support from Brandeis students, our parent cooperative and BJEP’s community partners.

Rabbi Meskin is a newly ordained rabbi by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. She discovered her passion for Jewish education while working at Camp Ramah in California as a counselor, educator and unit head. After graduating with a master’s in experiential Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Meskin spent a year in Jerusalem studying in the Pardes Experiential Educators Program.

Rabbi Meskin has served as the assistant director of the Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI), a four-week immersive summer program for Jewish young adults, and as a spiritual counselor at Beit T’Shuvah, a residential addiction treatment center. She most recently worked as the West Coast regional Jewish educator for Moishe House.

Originally from California, she loves yoga, hiking and singing, whether alone in the car or with friends around a Shabbat table. Rabbi Meskin is excited to move to Boston with her husband, Ben Gurin, also a newly ordained rabbi by the Hebrew Union College and an incoming Ph.D. student at Boston University.

Joining us as BJEP enters its 54th year, Rabbi Meskin is grateful for this opportunity and honored that she has been selected to be our leader at this critical moment in our history. One of her first initiatives will be to meet current families and then reach new families seeking to affiliate with BJEP’s innovative Jewish learning program on Sunday mornings.

Want to get in touch? Email Rabbi Meskin at director@bjep.com.

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