Rabbi Suzie Jacobson serves as Education Director at Temple Israel, a community that has long been her home. Before receiving rabbinic ordination and an MA in Jewish education from Hebrew College, she served in numerous roles at TI including: Rabbinic Intern, Community Organizer, Curriculum Writer, and educator in the Religious School and teen program. Her experience with Jewish education has been rounded out by her roles as education director at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, curriculum director at BBYO’s teen summer program “Kallah,” and curriculum consultant and trainer for Keshet, a national organization working for full inclusion of LGBT Jews in Jewish life. Before attending rabbinical school, Rabbi Jacobson was on the path to become a scholar of Jewish Philosophy, receiving a MA from the University of Chicago Divinity School, a BA from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a BA from Columbia University along the way. Rabbi Jacobson is passionate about ensuring that our community is inclusive and just, that our educational programs allow students to bring their whole selves, and that our prayer is meaningful, authentic and full of immense joy. She is enormously excited to bring this passion, joy, and love of Jewish education into her rabbinate at Temple Israel. Her door is always open for conversation, study, and new connections.