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Jessie Birnbaum

Jessie Birnbaum: Sam S Bloom Education & Youth Engagement Director

Jessie joined the Ner Tamid staff in summer 2020, continuing a long career in Jewish education.

Growing up in Sacramento, she was active in USY and spent several summers as a camper and then counselor at an overnight Jewish summer camp. Jessie participated in Nativ, USY’s gap-year program in Israel, then moved to San Diego and began working in the Jewish community. After graduating from San Diego State University with a BA in Religious Studies, she completed her Masters in Jewish Education at Hebrew College. She has served in a variety of roles within the San Diego Jewish community working with teens and children. She is married to Josh who grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and their children are Lillian and Louis.

Through Jewish education, Jessie strives to help children grow and develop with a strong sense of identity and community, while making the experience relevant and engaging.

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QuoteEach child has infinite directions that life can take them. Developing a positive Jewish identity and community gives our children immense strength, purpose, and connection as they take on life’s joys and challenges. What better gift can we give our children than tools to make life meaningful?


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