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Mira Kessler, Youth & Family Educator & Community Organizer

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Mira joins the team at FTJC with a wide background in Jewish Education, having engaged children from toddlers to teens in synagogue and camp settings in New York City and Durham, N.C.  Her experience includes serving as an Inclusion Counselor for campers with learning disabilities. She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University with a Major in African & African-American Studies and two Minors in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and Theater Arts.

Mira grew up in Durham in a Conservative Jewish congregation and as one of the only Yiddish-speaking children within 200 miles! After college at Brandeis, she moved to New York to pursue her love of acting. You may have seen her in New Yiddish Rep’s “God of Vengeance” or “Awake and Sing!” She is thrilled to bring her skills in theater, art, music, and singing to our educational programs in Rimonim: A Family Learning Community at FTJC.

Feel free to reach out to Mira by e-mail,


Wed, September 26 2018 17 Tishrei 5779